Common Sedges

Sedges are a grouping of plants that are suited to growing in wet, boggy areas when wet and survive periodic drying during dry seasons. These plants often grow in riparian zones on the edge of lakes, rivers and creeks as well as ephemeral swamps and drainage lines from the coast to inland climates. Sedges are ideal for Rain Gardens as they soak up nutrients from stormwater runoff. They are also ideal for Constructed Wetlands and should form the foundation to any riparian re-vegetation project.

Carex appressa a sedge perfected suited to wet and dry areas Carex appressa Carex appressa is a hardy sedge for wet and dry zones. It is an ideal plant for Constructed Wetlands, Rain Gardens and general revegetation of riparian zones along creeks and rivers. Carex appressa…
Carex fascicularis is often found growing on the edge of fresh water lakes. Carex fascicularis Carex fascicularis, a sedge that grows on the coastal and inland areas on the edge of fresh and brackish water - to 100mm deep. Carex fascicularis is generally softer to touch than its cousin Carex…
Cyperus exaltatus grows in moist soils and in shallow water Cyperus exaltatus Cyperus exaltatus, a tussock forming perennial sedge common in shallow water along fresh water dams, rivers, creeks and lagoons. Cyperus is a quick growing colonizer ideal for constructed wetlands,…
Ficinia nodosa in a sward of foliage covering an enbankment. Ficinia nodosa (syn. Isolepis nodosa) Ficinia nodosa, formerly known as Isolepis nodosa, is an upright to gently weeping sedge with deep green cylindrical foliage that holds its colour all year round on the coast. It is often found…
Gahnia clarkei is a very large tussock like sedge to 2.5m tall Gahnia clarkei Gahnia clarkei, commonly known as Saw Sedge, is a large growing sedge that makes a great screen plant and can be used as a back drop for other foliage plants. It is perfect for wet & dry areas.…
Juncus krausii Juncus kraussii Juncus kraussii, a sedge that grows in coastal marshes, salt marshes and within the tidal zone along the shore line of coastal salt water lakes and estuaries. Often seen growing in acid sulphate…
Juncus usitatus used here in a drainage swale. Juncus usitatus Juncus usitatus is an upright sedge with a tussock habit that naturally grows along fresh water creeks, dams and seepages. Juncus makes a great landscape sedge. It has green cylindrical foliage, with…
Restio pallens Restio pallens Restio pallens makes an attractive feature plant for wet and dry applications, with its upright lime green and reddish brown banded reed like foliage. Restio pallens can be used as a specimen or mass…