Botanical Name: Lepidosperma gladiatum

Common Name: Coast sword-sedge

Type: Grass/Sedge/Rush

Type: Sedge 1-1.5 m high


  • Tufted spreading perennial sedge
  • Dense flower panicle to 15 cm long
  • Good accent plant
  • Adds structure to the landscape
  • Food and habitat for birds, small animals and caterpillars
  • Useful soil stabiliser
  • Used in dried flower arrangements


  • Full sun, semi-shade
  • Well drained, sandy soil

Aboriginal Use:

  • Aborigines ate the tender leaf bases and the entire leaf was used in basket making
Lepidosperma gladiatum – Coast Sword-sedge
Lepidosperma gladiatum – Coast Sword-sedge