Genus Gahnia

Group: 

Monocotyledon

Family: 
Genus description: 

Saw-sedges have strap-shaped leaves sheathing round the stem and spirally arranged, tapering to a fine point. Leaf margins have very sharp bristles, the edges are like a saw. Flowers are cream in dark brown to black panicles. Fruit are hard nuts.

Gahnia clarkei
Common names:
     Brickmaker's Sedge
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Gahnia filum
Common names:
     Chaffy Saw-sedge
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Gahnia radula
Common names:
     Thatch Saw-sedge
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Gahnia trifida
Common names:
     Coast Saw-sedge
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