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Botanical Name:Carex fascicularis
2 synonyms:   Carex forsteri var. fascicularis , Carex pseudocyperus var. fascicularis
Common Name:frog grass , tassel sedge
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade
Moist, Wet
1 m high
Foliage:Bright green leaves 6-11 mm wide, swollen at inner partitions. Same size as flowering stems. Sheath yellow-brown, appendage pointed.
Flowers:Spreading flowerhead 6-25 cm long; 3-6 long-stalked, drooping spikes, 1 per node; upper spike male; lower spikes mostly female. Fruit dark brown, veined, deeply split on tip, style 3-branched. Nut yellow-brown, October-April
Densely tufted sedge spreading from short underground stems. Flowering stems erect, rough above, 3-angled in cross section, to 1m high, leafy bract much longer than flowerhead. A bright sedge with attractive tassel spikes for water areas and beside ornamental pools. Tolerates planting within the water's edge. Frog habitat.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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