General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Medium herbaceous sedge.
About 1-2 feet in height. About as broad as tall.
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.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Marshes and wet pinelands.
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained to poorly-drained calcareous or sandy soils, without humus.
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.
Can be grown from seed and division.