Tufted plants with short rhizomes. Stems 3-sided above to over 1 m tall. Leaves to equal the length of the stems. Flower clusters narrow, to 40 cm long with many short spikes that are rough to the touch.
All states except Northern Territory
A popular subject for revegetation and roadside plantings.
Source: (2005). Cyperaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.