Coarse, wiry densely tufted perennial sedge, spreading by rhizomes.
Thin wiry leaves with a space needle like flower, globular yellow then followed by dark brown drying off to seed.
A common plant for moist areas tolerant of inundation. Useful as a landscaping plant, the round flower heads provide interest and stay on stalks most of the year after flowering.
Wadawurrung used the leaves for weaving.
Height x Width: 0.15-1m x 0.6-2m
Conditions: Moist sandy, alluvial, basalt soils, tolerating dry periods once established. Full sun to semi-shade
Flowers: Peaking in spring.