Is it a native?
Creeping Flat-sedge - a native (Cyperus lhotskyanus)
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family).
Native of south-eastern Australia.
Occurrence: beside streams etc.
- the stems are triangular or round in cross section
- it usually grows to about a half a metre
- the flowers are numerous, and clustered into dense heads; the flower clusters are much smaller than similar flat-sedges
- the flowers contain numerous (six to twelve) brown scales (glumes)
- the flowers radiate so that the flower clusters have a starry appearance
- three or four long leaves (bracts) radiate from the base of the flowers and are about twice the size of the flower clusters
- the leaves at the base are as long or shorter than the flowering stalks.
Photos 1: Pressed specimen of Cyperus lhotskyanus
2: Flowers (enlargement of photo 1).