Tufted herb to 15 cm tall. Leaves blue-green, usually flat, erect, curved to one side. Flower spikes held near base of plant. Flowers spring-summer.
Shorter strap-like leaves, often curved. Creamy-yellow flower spikes develop into roundish seed capsules.
Perennial. Male and female flowers on separate plants.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Seeds are eaten by native birds. Food plant for caterpillars of native butterflies and moths. The nectar of the flowers was eaten by Aboriginal people.
Very close in appearance to Pale Mat-rush L. glauca and taxonomic work is needed to sort out these species.