Plants of the Castlemaine District

Wattle Mat-rush - native (Lomandra filiformis)

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Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family).

Occurrence: Very common and very widespread, growing in bushland, woodland and grassland. It is perhaps the most widespread and common of the local bushland plants.

The male and female flowers are on separate plants.


Two subspecies occur.
subsp. filiformis. Leaves narrow, often inrolled, (to 1.5mm wide), with 1-3 minute points on the apex.
subsp. coriaceae. Leaves flat, usually 2-5mm wide, without small points on the apex, apex of leaf often eroded.

Photos 1: Mt Tarrengower. 2 Eureka. 3: Kalimna.