Schoenus maschalinus

Common name: 

Leafy Bog-rush

Family: 
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

Habit:

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

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

Not threatened

References:

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