Ficinia nodosa

Common name: 

Knobby Club-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, QLD, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common, especially on sandy soils. Particularly common north of Darby River, for example along Cotters Lake track. Grows in damp coastal sands and wet or inundated habitats1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous2


Tufted, perennial sedge to 1 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leaves that are reduced to tubular sheaths at the stem base, flowers are in globular clusters that are up to 20 mm in diameter1

Image of Ficinia nodosa
Image of Ficinia nodosa
Image of Ficinia nodosa
Image of Ficinia nodosa Image: David Meagher
Image of Ficinia nodosa Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria