Rhizomatous perennial with stout erect hairless unbranched stems to 1.5 m. Bright green flat or loosely rolled veined leaves. Pale green open-clustered flowerhead of 5-12 flowers, often appearing one-sided.
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Short transverse veins between the seven main veins on the leaves, becoming more apparent on drying. Short rhizome. Lower stems often flattened and rooting.
Perenial. Grows in heavy soils in damp and wet marshy places, in standing water and along riverbanks.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia