Flower heads. Photo: Kevin Thiele, WA

Seed heads. Photo: John Tann, Kings Plains National Park, NSW

Common Name

Veiled Fringe-rush




Annual sedge to 25cm tall. Leaves mostly basal, with a hairy sheath at the base, usually shorter than the flower stems, to 1mm wide, threadlike. Spikelets pale brown or straw-coloured, 4-7mm long, 1-2mm wide, with 0 petals, several in an open group on stalks at the top of the flower stem. 1-4 leaf-like bracts subtending the flower groups. Grows in mud. Rare 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 167

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