Small, loosely tufted spreading sedge. Leaves bright, shiny green to about 20 cm. Slender flowering stems shorter than the flowerstems. Sheath dark brown. Female flowers above the male and have a small hook-like projection (awn) from the top of each flower which are covered in a thin sac (utricle) opening near the top and enveloping seeds.
Short clusters of flowerheads held close to the stem. Long leaf-like sheaths under each flowerhead, up to 15 mm long.
Perennial. This species has long underground stems. Occurs widely through the landscape but especially in damper soils. Can colonise open sites, particularly grasslands. Resprouts after fire.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia