Tufted or clumped rigid tough sedge to 1.5 m with a very short rhizome. Smooth hairless flat or slightly convex leaves 2-8 mm wide with reddish-brown sheaths at the base. Linear erect flowerhead with dark reddish-brown flowers, drying to pale to dark brown shining nuts.
|Former Scientific Name||
L. lineare, L. gunnii, L. curtisiae, L. lateraleÃ_var.Ã_angustum, L. Angustifolium
Shorter leaves may be twisted.
Perennial. Common and widespread on well-drained sandy soils and rocky hillsides in a variety of woodland, forest and scrub environments. Also NZ and New Caledonia.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The reddish leaf sheath was used in Vic by the Aboriginal people as a contrast in basket weaving. Important food source for birds.
Variable species. Synonymous with L. lineare, L. gunnii, L. curtisiae, L. lateraleÃ_var.Ã_angustumÃ_and L. angustifolium.