General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Native plant nurseries.
Medium to large herbaceous rush.
2-4 feet in height.
Widespread in much of North America south to Martin and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Wet, poorly-drained sandy or organic soils.
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Greenish inflorescence; brown when mature.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food and cover for wildlife.
Imperiled and sporadic in South Florida, but more common in the rest of the state.