This little perennial matrush grows naturally on the redsoil along the Great Dividing Range, and can be found among grasses in woodland at Mt Kynoch (among other places). The ones in my garden are flowering at present.
Perhaps the neatest of a rather neat-looking plant group, this is a very good plant for formal-looking gardens. It has narrow, shiny, yellow-green leaves, and its flowers look rather miniature wattle blossoms which have lost their way - though close examination shows that the little “balls” are really flowers with petals.
Plants are either male or female, and these flowers show that this is a male plant (female flowers are more tubular in shape).
It’s a very hardy plant, tolerating drought, frost, and even bushfires. It gets burnt but the plants regrow, and may be stimulated by their harrowing experience into better flowering.
It has no known pests or diseases, and can be grown in full or part sun.
The leaves are very strong indeed, and very suitable for basketry.