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This tussock-forming, perennial grass pertains to the sedge family and is distributed in southern and eastern Australia and on Tasmania, where it grows in moor and sedgelands, between sea level and 900 m elevation. It forms large clusters of narrow leaves which give rise to long stalks bearing cream colored, button-shaped flower-heads. The flower stalks are used in basket weaving and in the floral industry. An attractive, low maintenance ornamental for temperate climates, tolerant of poor soils.