Plant name: Umbrella sedge
Plant type: sedges / rushes / wetland plants
Origin: ALL AUSTRALIAN STATES.
Cultural notes: A widespread sedge growing on the banks and in the shallows of streams and lagoons. Hardy if sufficient water is available.
Maintenance: Requires consistent water.
Tolerates: Inundation, frost.
Flowering season: Summer, autumn and winter.
Flower colour: Yellow-brown flower spikes occuring in groups to form an umbrella shape.
Foliage colour: Olive-green or brown-green foliage
Width: Up to 0.8m
Height: Up to 2m
Water depth: Aquatic to 0.25m
Plant spacing: 30cm apart
Recommended uses: Erosion control on dam and creek banks. Bird habitat.
Description: Tussock forming perennial sedge. Inflorescences large and spreading with numerous spikelets.