Lepidosperma neesii

Stiff Rapier-sedge

Tufted perennial sedge, spreading from short underground stems. Flowering stems rigid, erect, rounded to angular to 2mm diam. Stem 1-grooved.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizestems 20-75 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesRounded leaves with one side flattened or grooved, shorter than stems. Sheaths dull, straw-coloured to reddish above, dark brown below.
  • Flower colourRed to grey-brown
  • Flowering timeSpring
  • FlowersDense, erect oblong flowerhead 2-9 cm long; few densely clustered spikelets. Leafy bract below flowers shorter than flowerhead. Shiny whitish to pale red-brown nut, wrinkled or smooth.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsSeasonally moist soils in heathy woodlands. Semi shade.
  • Garden useFine sedge for areas which are wet but dry out in summer.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites near the Shire boundary..
Photographer/s: 1 George Stolfo, Flora of Melbourne ©

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