Slender, tufted rush with bracts overtopping flowers. To 40cm.
Flat, grooved leaves are mainly basal. Slender wiry stems.
Loose terminal panicles of greenish flowers, lowest bract is much taller than flowerheads. Egg-shaped fruit, much shorter than tepals.
Damp open damp ground, roadsides, forest paths and tracks.
Introduced, fairly common and increasing.