Lepidosperma curtisiae

Little Sword-sedge

Small tufted perennial sedge, spreading by very short underground stems. Stems rigid, erect, convex on one side, with very sharp margins, 2-17cm x 0.7-1.7mm.

Additional information

  • SynonymL. lineare
  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 0.7 m high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves similar to stems but longer (to twice as long) and flatter, 0.7-2 mm wide. Sheaths straw-coloured above, dark yellow-brown at base.
  • Flower colourRed-brown
  • Flowering timeSeptember to March
  • FlowersFew spikelets in an oblong spray 1-5 cm long. Leafy bract below flowers shorter than flowerhead. Nut grey-green to dark brown, smooth, shiny.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in lowland or sub-alpine heaths. Full sun to semi shade.
  • Garden useA small Sword-sedge which would be useful beside small ponds.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. There is a single listing for this species in the Shire. As it is a long way from its known distribution, this listing may be a mis identification.
Photographer/s: Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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