Botanical Name: Lomandra longifolia ssp. exilis

Common Name: Mat-rush

Type: Herb to 1m


  • Robust, dense fine-leaved tussock with strappy leaves
  • Male and female yellowish-green flowers on separate plants (dioecious)
  • Flowers are yellow, October to December
  • Bird and butterfly attracting
  • Grows well under established trees


  • Full sun, semi to dappled shade
  • Tolerant of dry shade
  • Well-drained soils

Aboriginal Use:

  • Seeds ground into flour
  • Roots eaten
  • Leaves used for weaving