Spikelets. Photo: John Tann, near Perth, WA

Plant. Photo: John Tann, near Perth, WA

Common Name

Tiny Flat -sedge




Introduced annual sedge to 8cm tall. Leaves with a sheath at the base, shorter than the flowering stems, threadlike, bristly. Spikelets 4-9mm long, 2-2.5mm wide, pale, greenish, or brownish, 1-4 spikelets comprising a single digitate cluster at the tops of the stems, subtended by 1-2 leaf-like bristly bracts, the lower bract appearing as though a continuation of the stem, so that the cluster of spikelets appears as if on the side of the stem. Grows in damp places.

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