Isolepis subtilissima

Mountain Club-sedge

Tufted perennial sedge with thread-like stems spreading from fine underground stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-12 cm high
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesNarrow channelled leaves to 9 cm long, sometimes longer than flowering stems. Leafy bracts below flowerheads longer than flowerheads, to 2 cm long.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured tinged with red-brown or dark red-brown
  • Flowering timeNovember to March
  • FlowersFlowerheads of 1-3 spikelets 2-5 mm long. Lower bracts spirally arranged, rounded tip, several obscure veins. Nut 3-angled, shiny pale yellow to pale reddish brown..
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet and waterlogged soils and bogs in gullies of mountain forests. Partial to dappled shade.
  • Garden useGrow along edges of water areas and in bog gardens which will not dry out.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRestricted distribution within the Shire. More widespread in the eastern highlands.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2 C. Tottendell ©, Australian National Botanic Gardens

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