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Isolepis wakefieldiana

Tufted Club-sedge

Slender tufted perennial sedge, occasionally growing on from flowerhead.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 40 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves to 6 cm long. Leafy bract below flowerhead often longer than flowerhead, to 16 mm long.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured or dark red-brown
  • Flowering timeSummer
  • FlowersFlowerheads of one or 3-15 stalkless spikelets 3-5 mm long. Lower bracts spirally arranged, rounded tip, 4-7 irregular veins. Nut ridged, shiny, straw-coloured.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsCool moist soils in floodplains and forests.
  • Garden usePlant on edges of water areas.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Known from a small number of sites within the Shire.
  • Related speciesSimilar to Isolepis inundata. The style has 3 branches and the nut is ridged and lighter in colour. The style of I. inundata is 2-branched and the nut is darker.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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