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Cyperus lucidus

leafy flat sedge

tough sedge, great for ornamental pond
originnsw, qld, tas, vic, act
cultural notesfull sun, boggy conditions, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned annually to remove old foliage
toleratesFrost, inundations and periodic dry periods
flowering seasonspring to autumn
flower colourbrown clustered flowers appear on long triangular shaped stem
foliage colourmid green, corse texture
heightup to 1.3m
water depthedges and marshland
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usespond/dam/river plantings and is also an excellent ornamental plant which provides habitat for birds

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