Australian Native Plants

  Ficinia nodosa (Knobby Club Rush)


Ficinia nodosa photo
Knobby club-rush Ficinia nodosa. Gerroa, NSW

Photograph by John Tann from Sydney,. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Ficinia nodosa photo
Knobby club-rush Ficinia nodosa flower. Gerroa, NSW

Photograph by John Tann from Sydney,. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



Credits:
Description and Habitat information is sourced from: Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Common saltmarsh plants of Queensland, https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/common-saltmarsh-plants-of-queensland Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



KNOBBY CLUB RUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Ficinia nodosa in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Knobby Club Rush

Description
Knobby Club Rush is a perennial rush with clumps of dark-green stems on long creeping rhizomes. It grows to a height of 30-90 cm.
The stems are cylindrical (usually with a slight tapering at both ends), smooth- surfaced and approximately 1.5-3 mm thick.
The flower is a dense rounded form, 7-20 mm in diameter, with a sharp pointed leaf end protruding past the flower head.
It flowers throughout the year. The fruits are shiny and black.

Habitat
sandy coastal areas near lakes and sea

Distribution
widespread in the southern hemisphere. In Australia is found around of coasts of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 1m


Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Poales
Family:Cyperaceae
Genus:Ficinia
Species:nodosa
Common Name:Knobby Club Rush