General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Small herbaceous sedge.
About 4-12 inches in height. Spreads and forms small colonies much broader than tall.
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland. In Broward County, known only from Water Conservation Area 2A.
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.
Moist pinelands and wet disturbed sites.
Wet to moist, poorly-drained to moderately well-drained organic or sandy soils, with humusy top layer.
Moderate to low; it prefers soils with organic content, but will still grow reasonably well in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish 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.
Light shade to full sun.
Can be grown from seed or divisions.