Schoenus maschalinus

Common name: 

Leafy Bog-rush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina (CDEJKNPRSTVWXZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp, shaded creek margins and swamps1

Flower description:

Glumes whitish to dark red-brown1


Mat-forming perennial to 20 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has decumbent culms (culms grow horizontally and turn up at the ends). The nut is triangular in cross section and white to straw coloured1

Image of Schoenus maschalinus
Image of Schoenus maschalinus
Image of Schoenus maschalinus
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria