Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black-fruited Sedge

Cyperus tetraphyllus

This handsome, dark-leafed little sedge has organised itself to grow beside the path in the rainforest at Goomburra.
It’s a perennial which forms dense tufts, and has little black seedheads which are attractive enough to be worth a close look.

It looks like a good plant for those who want a shade-loving native to use in the garden niche that is so often filled by mondo grass these days.
I see it for sale on the internet, but it would be good to have a source of plants of local provenance.

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