Gahnia trifida

Common name: 

Coast Saw-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEKPTXWZ) also WA, SA, Tas

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

Coastal saltmarshes and inland saline lakes and watercourses1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous2


Tussock-forming perennial to 1 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are long and inrolled with pendulous tips1

Image of Gahnia trifida
Image of Gahnia trifida
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria