Loosely-tufted sedge to 40 cm with stolons and creeping rhizome. Flowerstems are three-sided and are usually shorter than the leaves and rough to the touch. Dark green, blue-green or waxy blue grasslike leaves are long and thin and v-shaped. Sheath pale yellow-brown to orange-brown. Flowers very dark purplish brown.
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The uppermost flowerspikes are male and are much longer than the female lower spikes. Can form large mats.
Perennial. Wet places on the banks of streams, lakes, pools and swamps. Often subalpine.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia