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plant type

native rushes / strappy leaf plants
wetland plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
erosion control

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

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

Bolboschoenus fluviatilis

stream club rush

Rhizomatous perennial growing to 2.5m. Inflorescences open with several leaf like bracts.
originNSW, Qld, Vic.
cultural notesInhabits shallow fresh or brackish water. Grow in full sun.
maintenanceRequires consistant water.
toleratesFrost, brackish water and innundation.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourEach flower stem holds 6-9 branchlets, with each holding a cluster of 1-6 yellow-brown spikelets.
foliage colourMid green grass like foliage to 11mm in width. Foliage tends to brown off in winter in cooler areas.
heightup to 2.5m
water depthaquatic to 0.25m
plant spacing20cm apart
recommended usesExcellent for stabilsing banks on waterbodies and wetlands. Provides habitat for birds and frogs.

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