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plant type

native rushes / strappy leaf plants
wetland plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
erosion control

ecosystem type

coastal hinterland

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
reasonable drainage
poor drainage

Baumea articulata

Jointed twig rush

tall aquatic robust perennial rush plant with attractive seed heads
originnsw, tas, victoria, sa, wa
cultural notesfull sun position, boggy areas, ponds, dams, very hardy and long lived
maintenanceNo maintenance required. May be trimmed back (about 1/3 of leaf) if desired
toleratesdry periods and flooding
flowering seasonspring to early autumn
flower colourthe branching reddish brown seed head is between 30-40cm long and is loosely clustered with many flowers
foliage colourleaves are dark green and originate from the base and are reduced to greyish papery sheaths. The upper leaves have a soft hollow blade up to 120cm long. The stems are up to 180cm high, hollow and cylindrical
heightup to 2.5m
water depthaquatic to 1m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesProvides habitat for water birds, suitable for planting in decorative ponds and may be used for water waste treatment

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