Lepidosperma forsythii

Common Name:

Large-flowered Rapier-sedge



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DPSTZ) also NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Dense, wet heathland 1

Flower Description:

Glumes yellowish 1


Tufted perennial to 120 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are 10 cm long and are dark red-brown to dark grey-brown near the base and straw coloured near the apex. Fertile glumes are 8-11 mm long 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria