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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Cyperus lucidus 
Common Name:Leafy Flat Sedge  , Common Leaf-Rush  , Cutty  , Cutting Grass  , Moo-oo Grass  , Leafy Flat-sedge 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Wet, Boggy, Aquatic
1.5 m high
Foliage:Densely tufted perennial herb spreading from short thick underground stems. Flowering stems rigid, triangular. 5-10 bracts at base of flowerhead, 5-15cm long.
Flowers:Brown to coppery branched flowerheads with 6-10 primary branches to 20 cm long, divided into dense, oval to cylindric spikes 1-3 cm long. Many rounded or flattened 4-10-flowered spikelets; stem within spikelet broadly winged, October-February.

A spreading sedge for low moist sites in gardens and beside water areas.  Food plant for caterpillars, also a habitat for frogs.

Likes moist swampy soils and edges of streams which may dry out in summer. Full sun, semi shade to full shade.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council 
  3. Australian National Botanic Garden 
  4. iNaturalist 
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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