Prodr. 251 (1810) APNI
Stems 20–50 cm long, ± minutely woolly hairy when young, hairs white, glabrescent when mature. Sheathing leaves 3–15(–20) mm long, mid to dark brown, closely appressed; margin membranous and often shortly jagged as if torn; apex acute and sometimes aristate. Floral bracts of female spikelets as for sheathing leaves; floral bracts of male spikelets shorter than those of female spikelets. Male spikelets 3–8 mm long, forming nodding or erect inflorescences. Male flowers with anthers almost sessile. Female spikelets in distal axils, sessile, 4–8 mm long; floral bracts tightly inrolled. Female flowers with perianth shorter than ovary; style branches free from near base or at least free on distal half, exserted and straight to slightly recurved or spreading. Flowers throughout year, especially from Aug.–Dec.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All states except NT and ACT. Common in heathland in sandy soil.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|