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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Isolepis inundata
synonym:   Scirpus inundatus
Common Name:swamp club-rush
Status:DISABLED: Unavailable for now & possibly forever
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy
Growing
Conditions:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
Size
(HxW):
30 cm x 40 cm
Foliage:Leaves reduced to a point or blade to 15 mm long. Leafy bract below flowerhead equal to or larger than flowerhead, to 1.5 cm long.
Flowers:Straw coloured with dark red-brown patches on sides. Flowerheads of 3-20 angled spikelets 2-6 mm long. Lower bracts spirally arranged, rounded to pointed tip, 2-5 veins. Style 2-branched. Nut shiny pale yellow to light red-brown. October-April
General
Comments:
Erect or arching open tufted perennial sedge, spreading from underground stems and occasionally offshoots extending from the flowerhead. A dainty small tuft for moist areas and beside pools. Frog Habitat.


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


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