Cladium mariscus

Ботаническая иллюстрация Якоба Штурма . Меч-трава́, или Трава-пила́, или Кла́диум (лат. Cládium ) — род травянистых растений семейства Осоковые. Объединяет вида осоковых трав. Previously it was known as elk sedge.

It is native of temperate Europe and Asia where it grows in base-rich boggy areas and lakesides.

These are plants characterized by long, narrow ( grass-like) leaves having sharp, often serrated (sawtooth-like) margins, and flowering stems 1–m tall bearing a much-branched inflorescence. Like many plants found . Range Description: This species has an almost cosmopolitan distribution as it occurs in all continents except Antarctica. It does not extend far north, ranging only as far as southern Scandinavia. It is absent however from northern Canada, Russia and the Far East.

A rhizomatous perennial of oligotrophic to mesotrophic habitats, usually growing on peat. It is found in swamps at the margins of lakes and ponds and along streams, and in tall-herb fens and open fen carr. In England and Wales it is largely restricted to calcareous sites, whereas in the Hebrides and W.

Ireland it also occurs . Show All Show Tabs Jamaica swamp sawgrass. Native Status: HI N LN PR N. It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. Cladium mariscus (L.) Pohl ssp. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium ( loamy) . Sawgrass is an important sedge in the gulf states and some Caribbean islands.

The coarse leaves are less than a half inch wide and are serrated along their edges. The saw like nature of the leaves has given rise . California sawgrass, swamp sawgrass. Hide Where is this species found?

Growth Habit: Graminoid. The leaves have very sharp, saw-toothed margins that are capable of cutting bare skin.

Be prepared if you come in contact with this plant! Each stand produces a number of large flower spikes that rise above . The main subspecies are subsp. Crantz) Kükenthal of the Western Hemisphere, Hawaii and Africa, and subsp.