Compact tuft or dense mat. Stiff bluish-green to green leaves with inrolled edges up to 25 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, with a pointed tip.
Cream to bright yellow flower spikes held near base of tuft. Clusters of roundish capsules (fruit) develop along the flower spikes, turning brown when ripe.
Perennial. Male and female flowers on separate plants.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The dominant species in Lomandra tussock grasslands in South Australia where it is known as Irongrass. Seeds are eaten by native birds. Attracts butterflies and provides food for caterpillars of native butterflies and moths. This species was used by Aboriginal people for weaving dilly bags.