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Schoenus nigricans L.
Black sedge, Black bogrush

Schoenus nigricans
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).

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern United States, the West Indies (not Puerto Rico), Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Schoenus nigricans available from :

Schoenus nigricans has been found in the following 27 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Schoenus nigricans has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Schoenus nigricans has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland

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Schoenus nigricans
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).
Schoenus nigricans
Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Schoenus nigricans
Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Schoenus nigricans
Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Schoenus nigricans
Copyright by: Beryn Harty, 2015
Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida
Schoenus nigricans
Copyright by: Shirley Denton