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Rush / SedgeFicinia nodosa

Knotted club-rush or knobby club-rush at Canberra, ACT

2 images

Ficinia nodosa at Canberra, ACT - 9 Jun 2019
Ficinia nodosa at Canberra, ACT - 9 Jun 2019

Identification history

Rush / Sedge Ficinia nodosa 7 Oct 2019 michaelb
Rush / Sedge Ficinia nodosa 7 Oct 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 9 Jun 2019 ruthkerruish

Author's notes

Chorizandra sp.

5 comments

   5 Oct 2019
Looks like Ficinia nodosa (formerly Isolepis nodosus) to me, which in my experience is a near-coastal species. Is it planted or naturally occurring?
   5 Oct 2019
Planted. The gardens and adjacent areas to the Nishi building have all been closely planted with natives, eg A. cognata, native Westringias etc. Some such as Rhagodia spinescens are not irrigated. I think Chorizandras may spread via rhizomes (not sure) so maybe they could become a problem.
Mike wrote:
   5 Oct 2019
Clumps grow by rhizomes and also spreads by seed (in my paved courtyard). It came in as a stray probably from a plant nursery.
   6 Oct 2019
OK, well I'm pretty sure it is Ficinia nodosa, not Chorizandra, which has more stem protruding beyond the inflorescence. I've compared it with photos I have of both. And Ficinia is a strictly coastal species. However, in an urban situation I can't see it becoming a problem (although with all wetland plants there is a chance that birds will spread the seed attached to feet or feathers). Someone else will need to confirm it, as I don't have moderator status on CNM.
michaelb wrote:
   7 Oct 2019
Thanks Jackie

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.123322-35.285331
  • Altitude 565.3m
  • Places Canberra, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 9 Jun 2019 11:30 AM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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