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Centrolepis aristata

Pointed Centrolepis

Rigid, erect, bright green tufted annual herb. Flowering stems flattened, generally longer than leaves, becoming reddish after flowering.

Additional information

  • FamilyCentrolepidaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-50 mm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesNarrow, shiny erect leaves 10-25 mm long, folded with pointed tip.
  • Flower colourBrown to yellowish
  • Flowering timeSeptember to December
  • Flowers6-22 flowers in a terminal cluster, sheathed by a pair of leaf-like bracts, lower bract 10-45 mm long, upper bract 3-15 mm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in swampy thickets and scrubs. Semi shade.
  • Garden useA dainty annual for moist areas and bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites where it may be locally common. Common in many areas of Victoria.
Photographer/s: 1 Russell Best, NatureShare ©; 2 Chris Lindorff, NatureShare ©; 3 Helen Moss ©

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