Scirpus L.

2 species in Aust. (1 endemic, 1 native); Qld, NSW, Vic.

Scirpus polystachyus F.Muell.

Tufted perennial up to 1 m high. Spikelets 4–7 mm long, greyish-brown, numerous along the rays in terminal clusters with several basal bracts, several-flowered. Perianth bristles 2–3 times as long as the pale nut. Stamens 3. Styles mostly 3-fid; base not dilated. Blue Mts Wet places