Australian Native Plants

  Isolepis cernua (Nodding Club Rush)


Isolepis cernua photo
Isolepis cernua in Hawera, Taranaki (New Zealand)

Photograph by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Isolepis cernua photo
Isolepis cernua flower

Photograph by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz. 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.



NODDING CLUB RUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Isolepis cernua in Australia

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


Common Name
Nodding Club Rush

Other Names
Nodding Club-sedge

Description
Nodding Club Rush is an erect, rhizomatous, grass-like sedge that is both annual and perennial. It grows to 30 cm tall.
The flowering stem is thread-like and reaches 2-20 cm high.
The flowers are straw to orange coloured or red-brown.
Nodding club rush flowers between September and March.

Habitat
grows in wet coastal areas, salt mashes, also further inland in damp areas in forest and woodland clearings.

Distribution
south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east of South Australia, Tasmania, south west of Western Australia. It is widespread in many other parts of the world.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 0.3m


Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Poales
Family:Cyperaceae
Genus:Isolepis
Species:cernua
Common Name:Nodding Club Rush


Relatives in same Genus
  Isolepis inundata