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Umbrella Sedge

Umbrella Sedge
Photo: Sheldon Navie
Invasive Plant
Umbrella Sedge
Cyperus involucratus

This water loving Sedge grows at waters edge or in boggy ground to a height of 1m. It has three cornered hollow stalks which are crowned by a whorl of leaf like bracts. In Summer short flower spikes appear from the centre of the whirl with greenish flowers.



  • Rhizomes and seeds are spread by water
  • The plant can reproduce from stem pieces, which are carried in flood water or spread through the dumping of garden waste.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Liriope 'Stripey White'
  • Lomandra hystrix - Mat Rush
  • Dendrobium discolor - Australian Native Orchid

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Alternative Plants

Knobby Club Rush
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Knobby Club Rush
Isolepis nodosa

Excellent Australian native plant suitable for pond margins, boggy areas and saline conditions. It has arching dark green stems and can reach 1.5m in height. It forms brown globular flower heads throughout the year. Extremely tough and hardy, a fantastic choice.

Mat Rushes
Photo: Barry Naylor
Alternative Plant Mat Rushes
Lomandra species

This widely used accent plant has thick arching green foliage that emerges from a central crown. Suitable near waters edge or boggy areas but able to tolerate dry conditions as well, this is a most versatile alternative. Many new cultivars are now available with a range of foliage colours and growth habits.

Stream Lily
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Stream Lily
Helmholtzia glaberrima
Trees and Shrubs

Interesting Australian native plant with erect stems to 2m. It has small plume like clusters of pale pink flowers in the warmer months.

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