Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla - Sea Club-rush - Cyperaceae
Bolboschoenus maritimus
© Graham Day
Bolboschoenus maritimus
(Map updated: March 2008)

A very common species near the seashore in brackish pools, lagoons and saltmarshes; also in estuarine marshes such as those of the Lower Bann. The plant requires high levels of sodium salts in order to grow: in central Europe this requirement can be met in soda lakes and marshes far away from the sea, but in Ireland it is strictly maritime.

(Also called Scirpus maritimus).

All names: Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla; Scirpus maritimus L.