General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes:
One of the most common sedges in South Florida, found in almost all wetland ecosystems and often recruiting into restoration sites.
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Medium herbaceous sedge; annual.
Typically 1-3 feet in height. About as broad as tall.
Widespread in North America south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Very rare in the Monroe County Keys.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations from the Monroe County Keys north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Freshwater and brackish marshes and swamps.
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained organic soils.
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.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Full sun to light shade or moderate shade.
Can be grown from seed.
Somewhat weedy and perhaps best approached with caution.