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Bolboschoenus fluviatilis

Tall Club-sedge

Perennial spreading from underground stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Sizestems 1-2 m high
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesNumerous leathery leaves along stem, margins and midribs rough towards tip, margins curved under, 7-11 mm wide.
  • Flower colourYellow-brown
  • Flowering timeSpring to summer
  • FlowersBranched flowerhead with clusters of 1-6 spikelets to 2.5 cm long on 6-9 branches 2-12 cm long. Bristle on end of lower floral bracts. Bracts at base of flowerhead leaf-like, 15-25 cm x 3-6 mm. Nut triangular.
  • Bird attractingHabitat - nesting and/or safety
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsShallow water on edges of lakes and billabongs and open swamps. Full sun. Occurs just within Shire boundary.
  • Garden usePlant in ponds and dams.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known only from the Yarra Flats area. Scattered in a few locations and uncommon in Victoria.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - tubers
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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