Chorizandra enodis

Black Bristle-sedge

Erect rush-like perennial sedge spreading from slender underground stems. Flowering stems grey-green, ribbed, partitioned internally, to 1.5mm wide. Stems, leaves and flowering bract have internal tubes.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size20-55 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves shorter to longer than flowering stem, sheaths tight, pale brown, purplish above, to 7 cm long.
  • Flower colourDark red-brown
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • FlowersSingle, dense, round flowerhead 7-15 mm across, terminal; sheathed in a long bract to 20 cm which appears to extend the stem. Floral bracts have white hairs near the tip, red hairs on margin.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in swampy areas. Semi shade.
  • Garden useAn ornamental sedge for planting beside ponds, in bog gardens and moist areas.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from one location. More common in western Victoria.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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