Isolepis producta

Nutty Club-sedge

Floating perennial herb, flowering stems leafy, submerged and lengthening or horizontal and creeping, rooting at nodes.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizefloating
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesSmall leaves, leaf sheaths purplish. Leafy bract at base of spikelet shorter than or equal to spikelet.
  • Flower colourDark red-brown or straw coloured tinged blackish
  • Flowering timeSpring to summer
  • FlowersSingle, flattened, elliptic spikelet 3-5 mm long at end of stems, with 5-10 flowers. Lower bracts with many veins, spirally arranged.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsAquatic in water to 500 mm deep. Full sun.
  • Garden useSmall plant for ponds and dams.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known only from the Yarra Flats. Scattered but not common within Victoria.
Photographer/s: A. Barley, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

Plant Communities

  • 35 Floodplain Wetland Complex (EVC 172)
  • 47 Open Water - Reservoirs, lakes, etc (EVC 718)
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