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 swamps 1

Flower Description:

Glumes whitish to dark red-brown 1


Mat-forming perennial to 20 cm high 1

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 coloured 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NZ Plant Conservation Network NSW Flora VicFlora

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