Isolepis habra

Wispy Club-sedge

Slender perennial sedge spreading from short underground stems. Stems thread-like.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size7-30 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves to 12 cm long. Leafy bract longer than flowerhead.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured tinged red-brown or all dark red-brown
  • Flowering timeSeptember to January
  • FlowersFlowerhead of 2-3 spikelets 2-3 mm long. Lower bracts spirally arranged, irregular sides, 3-4 veins. Nut triangular.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in mountain forests at high altitude. Semi shade.
  • Garden useBog gardens and in depressions in gardens at higher altitudes.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 C. Totterdell © Australian National Botanic Gardens; 2 A. Barley, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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