Cyperus gracilis R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 213.
Slender Flat Sedge
Tufted perennial with a short rhizome. Stems slender, 4-angled, smooth, 5-40 cm tall.
Leaf blades filiform, 40-170 x 0.5-1 mm, shorter than the stems, with short brown sheaths.
Inflorescence subtended by 3 leaf-like involucral bracts 20-85 mm long. Spikelets 5-10 in a sessile terminal cluster or head, flattened, oblong-lanceolate, 8-30 -flowered. Glumes 2-2.5 mm long with 3-4 prominent nerves each side of keel. Ovary about 0.5 mm long. Style and stigmas less than 1 mm long.
Features not available.
Sometimes a weed of cultivation.