An evergreen sedge plant, it is a robust perennial that grows from rhizomes, making it a very tough and hardy plant. It grows to around 2 metres high and wide. It has razor sharp leaf blades that can cut unwary hands, but which serve as protection for small birds, animals, frogs and lizards. The seed heads are a feed source for small birds. It is native to the south west corner of Western Australia.
|Scientific Name:||Lepidosperma effusum|
|Common Name:||Sword Grass|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Brown, Black|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Mammals, Lizards|
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