Schoenus nitens

Common Name:

Shiny Bog-rush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEGJNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Damp areas behind beaches or behind inland brackish soaks and salt lakes 1

Flower Description:

Glumes red-brown to dark yellow-brown 1


Perennial creeping rush to 37 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has erect rigid culms (stems). The inflorescence is loosely hemispherical to 1 cm in diameter, involucral bracts are to 6 cm long. The nut is triangular in cross section 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

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