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Baldwin’s spikerush, roadgrass
Eleocharis baldwinii
Cyperaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous sedge.
Dimensions:
About 4-12 inches in height. Spreads and forms small colonies much broader than tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland. In Broward County, known only from Water Conservation Area 2A.
Habitats:
Moist pinelands and wet disturbed sites.
Soils:
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained organic or sandy soils, with humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Light shade to full sun.
Flower Color:
Brownish inflorescence.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed or divisions.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton