Small tufted annual sedge to 10 cm high. Fine erect bristled flower stems. Leaf blades to 4 cm long. Flowers in spikes of 1-6, straw-coloured with reddish or blackish patches. Three-sided or oval nut, straw-coloured or dark brown.
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Pale flowers overtopped by a green bract. Quite rigidly tufted. Basal sheaths pale brown to reddish.
Annual. Very widespread and common on light sandy and skeletal soils.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia