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Rush / SedgeSchoenoplectus pungens    

Common Three-Square at Point Hut to Tharwa

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Schoenoplectus pungens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2007
Schoenoplectus pungens at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2007

Identification history

Rush / Sedge Schoenoplectus pungens 11 Sep 2014 michaelb

Significant sighting

  17 Sep 2014

This sedge is only known from four locations in the ACT. It was last recorded as occurring in the Point Hut Crossing area in 1966. It is great to know that it is still holding its own.

Author's notes

This is a distinctive looking plant, with a an erect and pointed central stem for the flowerhead. This stem is triangular in cross-section and grows 20 to 60 cm tall. The flowerhead/seedhead consists of one or several oval shaped spikelets. They are in a tight cluster near the top of the stem, brown in colour, and growing on one side. The leaves are grass-like, and grow from the base of the plant. The plant is a long-lived perennial, spreads by rhizomes, and likes wet and boggy places. It browns off over winter, and produces new growth in spring.

3 comments

   17 Sep 2014
Michael can you please give the rest of us some tips about the distinguishing features of this plant?
michaelb wrote:
   18 Sep 2014
Hi Michael. I have added a description as requested. I hope it is helpful.
   19 Sep 2014
Thanks Michael I'm now better informed about what I should look out for

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Nearby Sightings

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Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Cynodon dactylon (Couch grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Chaetophthalmus sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019 Conocephalus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Salix sp. (A Willow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Bermius brachycerus (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Isachne globosa (Swamp millet) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Mentha x piperita (Peppermint) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst Burr) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Lepus capensis (Brown Hare) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019 Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Jul 2017 Leptospermum obovatum (Tea Tree) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Jul 2017 Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Lachnagrostis filiformis (Common Blown Grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Paspalum dilatatum (Paspalum) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Persicaria hydropiper (Water Pepper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Isachne globosa (Swamp millet) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015 Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Oct 2014 Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Jul 2014 Cenchrus purpurascens (Swamp Foxtail Grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2007
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Cynodon dactylon (Couch grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Chaetophthalmus sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2019
Conocephalus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Salix sp. (A Willow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Bermius brachycerus (TBC) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Isachne globosa (Swamp millet) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Salix babylonica (Weeping Willow) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Mentha x piperita (Peppermint) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst Burr) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Symphyotrichum subulatum (Wild Aster, Bushy Starwort) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Lepus capensis (Brown Hare) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 27 Mar 2019
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Jul 2017
Leptospermum obovatum (Tea Tree) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Jul 2017
Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Lachnagrostis filiformis (Common Blown Grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Paspalum dilatatum (Paspalum) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Persicaria hydropiper (Water Pepper) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Isachne globosa (Swamp millet) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 18 Mar 2015
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 8 Oct 2014
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 10 Jul 2014
Cenchrus purpurascens (Swamp Foxtail Grass) at Point Hut to Tharwa - 3 Apr 2007

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 3 Apr 2007 Recorded on
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