West Highland Flora

Black bog-rush


Schoenus nigricans

 

Schoenus nigricans

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Sligachan, Skye

Common on wet moorland, especially in alkaline flushes.

Stems c 15-60 cm.  Infloresence c 1-1.5 cm long.

ID: Infloresence very black, consisting of c 5-10 densely packed spikelets each with 1-4 flowers/fruits, with a bract much longer than the infloresence.

Other features: Densely tufted.  Leaves more than half as long as stem, inrolled.

 

Schoenus nigricans

Photo Carl Farmer
23 May 2004 Suardal, Skye
Height of inflorescence c 8 mm

  Schoenus nigricans

Photo Carl Farmer
25 Sep 2001 Penifiler, Skye


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