Feb 10. 2016




Lepyrodia scariosa (Scale-rush)- found NSW and Qld. Common on Coast and ranges. damp sandy or peaty soil in heath or open forest. stems 30-90cm tall and unbranched,  straw coloured leaf sheath 15-30mm long, loose, open. male and female flowers similar, female flowers with consipcuous pale stigmas. flowers aug-jan.  first photo by phil diemar at nelson bay, others by John Tann at Dharawal and Heathcote National Parks.