Botanical Name: Gahnia filum

Common Name: Chaffy saw-sedge

Type: Sedge 0.6 – 1.2m high


  • Dense perennial tussock
  • Leaf margins rough
  • Flowers in narrow panicle
  • Upright habit provides an interesting contrast
  • Important butterfly food plant
  • Useful soil stabiliser
  • Good alternative to Pampas Grass


  • Full sun
  • Moist brackish to saline soil
Gahnia filum
Gahnia filum