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Coast Sword-sedge

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Scientific name
Lepidosperma gladiatum
Common name
Coast Sword-sedge
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Grasses and allies
Where to find
Across the entire Bluff
Foliage
Has sharp, sword-like leaves with a prominent central rib and stems convex on both faces
Flower
Large, dense flower head with pale brown spikelets
Size
H 1 – 1.5 m x W Spreading
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

With sharp sword-like leaves, this tufting sedge prefers swales in stable, well vegetated dunes. Its fruit is pale brown and smooth when fertile or dark brown and wrinkled when not. It has broad scales below the nut.

Coast Sword-sedge is a robust sedge that can withstand salt winds and dry conditions and thrives on the ocean edges of sand dunes.

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