RUSTY SEDGE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Fimbristylis ferruginea is tufted (20-65 cm tall) with very short rhizomes.
Flowers appear on a single spikelet, sometimes on 1 or 2 lateral spikelets.
It has a brown membranous sheath around its stems. The spikelets are solitary and brown, with many flowers that usually number 1-10 (sometimes up to 25, but this number is very rare).
Rusty sedge has distinctive rusty brown flowers. Rusty sedge flowers from February to July.
Along watercourses, streams, swamps, salt marsh
Rusty Sedge is found in coastal areas around northern and eastern Australia, in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory,
Height: 0.3m - 0.6m
Spread: 0.3m - 0.6m
|Common Name:||Rusty Sedge|