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Black sedge, Black bogrush
Schoenus nigricans
Cyperaceae
 

Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sturm, J., Krause, E.H.L., Lutz, K.G., Flora von Deutschland in Abbildungen nach der Natur, Zweite auflage vol. 2: t 18 (1900).

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. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Sporadic in Florida from the Monroe County Keys, Miami-Dade and Broward counties north along the west coast to the Florida Panhandle; Texas, California and Nevada; West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America (Belize, Honduras) and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions. In the Monroe County Keys, disjunct from Miami-Dade County to Big Pine Key.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Marshes and wet pinelands.

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

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Moderate; tolerates brackish water or occasional inundation by salt 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-summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous achene.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed and division.


Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sturm, J., Krause, E.H.L., Lutz, K.G., Flora von Deutschland in Abbildungen nach der Natur, Zweite auflage vol. 2: t 18 (1900).

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida

Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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