Plants of the Castlemaine District

Mat-rushes - native (Lomandra species)

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Family: Asparagaceae (Asparagus family).

Many mat-rushes are important food plants for butterflies.

mr Wattle Mat-rush (Lomandra filiformis) Flowers yellow-brown, not clustered. Very common.
mr Many-flowered Mat-rush (Lomandra filiformis) Flowers yellow-brown, in rings. Common.
mr Small-flowered Mat-rush (Lomandra micrantha) Flowers pale yellow. Leaves long and narrow. Rare.
mr Small Mat-rush (Lomandra nana) Flowers yellow-brown, in small clusters. Rare.
mr Spiny Mat-rush (Lomandra longifolia) Largest of the mat-rushes. Flowers usually spiny. Southern districts.