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Plant Form Clump-forming perennial sedge. Size Up to 2 m tall, usually 30-70 cm. Stem Extensively growing underground rhizome from which upright stems arise. Leaves Lance-shaped blades up to 5 cm long in drooping clusters towards base. Flowers White, circular or dome shaped cluster at the end of a triangular stalk. Fruit and Seeds Brown to black, egg-shaped seeds with a hook on one end. Habitat Wetlands, floodplains, pastures, croplands, disturbed areas. Distinguishing Features Very difficult to distinguish from several other sedges, particularly Mullumbimby couch (Cyperus brevifolius).