Common Name

Summer Fringe-rush




Annual sedge to 20cm tall. Leaves mostly basal, with a sheath at the base, threadlike, shorter than the stems, less than 1mm wide, hairy, rough. Flower stems threadlike. Spikelets 3-7mm long, 1-1.5mm wide, oval, straw-coloured to greenish brown or pale red-brown, with 0 petals, in open groups subtended by 1-6 leaf-like bracts at the tops of the stems. Grows in damp places. Rare SA. Poorly known Vic.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 166

PlantNET description with line drawings:

Dried plant collected in India by Koenig. Reproduced by permission from the Natural History Museum, London, England