Isolepis cernua (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.

Nodding Club Rush

A variable small, tufty, rhizomatous perennial herb. Stems thin, to 20 cm long. Leaves reduced or with blade to 4 cm long. Spikelets 1(3), 2-5 mm long; spring to summer. [Scirpus cernuusVahl]


Grown mostly for foliage texture as a delicate fine-stemmed pot plant or in hanging baskets.


Ficinia nodosa (Rottb.) Goetgh., Muasya & D.A. Simpson, the temperate Southern Hemisphere Knobby Club Rush is occasionally used for revegetation and as an ornamental for the knobby flower heads. It is better known under its old name of Isolepis nodosa. [Isolepis nodosa (Rottb.) R. Br., Scirpus nodosus Rottb.]

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Cyperaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Cyperaceae
genus        Isolepis R.Br.