Plants of the Castlemaine District

Spiny-headed Mat-rush - native (Lomandra longifolia)

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Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family).

Occurrence: Common to the higher rainfall forest south of Castlemaine.

The male and female flowers are on separate plants.


The spiny bracts may be very short or absent.

Name: longifolia: with long leaves.

Photos 1: Spiny-headed Mat-rush is often planted. White Horse Road, Box Hill. 2: Flower cluster. Lauriston. wmrwmr3
3: Male flower clusters are often denser and more branched. Macarthur Park. 4: It is more common in wetter forests. Spargo Creek.