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Southern umbrellasedge
Fuirena scirpoidea
Cyperaceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Medium herbaceous sedge.

Dimensions: About 1-2 feet in height. Spreading from underground stems (rhizomes) and forming open patches.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; Cuba.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes.

Soils: Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained sandy or calcareous soils, without humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows 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: Full sun.

Flower Color: Brownish inflorescence.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: Spring-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from division.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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