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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
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)
Plant
Type(s):
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Growing
Conditions:
Partial Shade
Moist, Wet
Size
(HxW):
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
General
Comments:
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.


Further
Information:
  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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