Schoenus apogon

Common Name:

Common Bog-rush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee (CDEGHJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Tea-tree heath 1

Flower Description:

Shining red-brown to blackish glumes 2


Tufted annual or perennial to 25 cm high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescence in this species is loosely hemispherical and composed of 6-16 spikelets. The nut is 3 ribbed, shining and whitish 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria