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erosion control

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soil type and drainage

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

Cyperus exaltatus

umbrella sedge

Tussock forming perennial sedge. Inflorescences large and spreading with numerous spikelets.
originAll Australian states.
cultural notesA widespread sedge growing on the banks and in the shallows of streams and lagoons. Hardy if sufficient water is available.
maintenanceRequires consistant water.
toleratesInnundation, frost.
flowering seasonSummer, Autumn and Winter.
flower colourYellow- brown flower spikes occuring in groups to form an umbrella shape.
foliage colourOlive- green or brown- green foliage
widthup to 0.8m
heightup to 2m
water depthaquatic to 0.25m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesErosion control on dam and creek banks. Bird habitat.

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