Lepidosperma sieberi

Common Name:

Sandhill Sword-sedge



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEKNPTWXZ) also SA, QLD, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Coast Banksia woodland, coast dune scrub mosaic, Tea-tree heath 1

Flower Description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous within a bract 2


Tufted perennial to 60 cm high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has stems that are flat/concave on one side and convex on the other 1
The inflorescence is a short panicle to 70 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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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