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Shiny Bog-rush Schoenus nitens

Native. Not threatened.



This bog-rush is a small plant, growing to a maximum of 35cm in ideal growing conditions but frequently much less, and is easily distinguished from similar species by its well developed leaves.


A common species in many dune wetlands on this coast and wider, reaching as it does Australia and New Guinea. It is not yet widespread in the Dune Garden, but will over time spread further, as it is a concessional species.

It is mainly a coastal species of sand and can be found near tidal creeks, lagoons, swamps and shallow ponds. 

NZPCN-Schoenus nitens

iNaturalist-Schoenus nitens

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