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
Foliage: Dark green, oval leaves with oblong leaflets, softly hairy below
Flower: The purple pea flowers, often with a white centre, are clustered at the end of a slender stem
Flowering: August – January