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Knobby Club-rush

Scientific Name: Ficinia nodosa

Description: This wiry rush gets its name from the knob of brown flower spikes near the end of the stem. It is a tall, coarse, wiry, densely tufted perennial rush with creeping rhizomes. Knobby Club-rush is commonly found in active and stable dunes and is useful for binding sandy soils. The Wadawurrung use the leaves for weaving.

Plant form: Grasses and allies
Where to find:
Cliff and Central Shrubland
Dark green, oval leaves with oblong leaflets, softly hairy below
The purple pea flowers, often with a white centre, are clustered at the end of a slender stem
August – January