R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 259 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Broad-leaved rush.
Perennial; stems leafless, slender, 10-30 cm high; leaves radical, glabrous, solid, flat, or slightly channelled, grass-like, 3-8 mm broad; leaf-base without lobes.
Flowers brown, in globular clusters 5-7 mm diam., on the branches or in the forks or a terminal umbel-like unequally branched cyme, sometimes reduced to a single terminal cluster; perianth-segments only 1.5-2.5 mm long.
Capsule ovoid, as long as the perianth; stamens 3; seeds ovoid, without tails.
S.Aust.: FR, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. All States except the N.T. New Zealand and South America.
Flowering time: mainly in summer.
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