Centrolepis strigosa ssp. strigosa

Hairy Centrolepis

Hairy bright green annual herb forming rounded tufts. Thread-like flowering stems generally longer than leaves, 15-35mm long.

Additional information

  • FamilyCentrolepidaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size2-5 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesStraight or curved hairy thread-like leaves 10-40 mm long.
  • Flower colourReddish-brown
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • Flowers5-10 flowers in a terminal cluster, sheathed by a pair of long rigidly hairy bracts just longer than the flowerhead.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist shallow soils of swampy scrubs. Dappled shade.
  • Garden useA tiny annual herb 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 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Helen Moss ©

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