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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for low pinelands on Big Pine Key.  We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.

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Schoenus nigricans has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Schoenus nigricans has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
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