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Black sedge, Black bogrush
Schoenus nigricans
Cyperaceae


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.
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.


 


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).
Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Shirley Denton