Fimbristylis velata

Veiled Fringe-sedge

Densely tufted annual sedge. Flowering stems flattened, to 1mm wide. 1-4 hairy, leaf-like bracts at base of flowerhead, shorter than or equal to length of flowerhead.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-25 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves shorter than flowering stem, soft hairs on sheaths.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured
  • Flowering timeSpring to Summer
  • FlowersFlowerhead consists of many single egg-shaped spikelets to 7 mm long on branches to 5 cm long; spikelet bracts ending in a small tip curved back.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsWet soil and mud in seasonally wet depressions. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useSmall annual for bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Known from a single population in the Yarra flats area.
Photographer/s: 1 Ian Sluiter, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2 John Tann ©

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