Botanical Name: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Common Name: River Club-rush

Type: Rush Aquatic/Wetland 1.5-2m


  • Robust semi-aquatic perennial herb
  • Erect to arching bluish-green stems
  • Loose spray of reddish-brown flowerheads
  • Rhizomes are edible


  • Full sun, semi-shade
  • Wet soil or shallow water

Aboriginal Use:

  • Stems used for weaving mats or baskets
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