Plants of the Castlemaine District
Tassel Sedge - native (Carex fascicularis)
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family).
Native of Australia, NZ and new Guinea.
Occurrence: Not common. Beside water, along water channels.
- the cylindrical flowers are on slender stalks, and the mature flowers are conspicuoiusly drooping
- the flower clusters amy be male or female
- the male flower clusters are thinner than the female clusters.
Photos 1: Female flowers. Eureka. The male cluster is in the top left-hand corner. 2: Tassel Sedge. There are five clusters of female
flowers, and one more slender terminal male cluster (with a
feathery appearance). Wendouree Gardens Wetland.