Evergreen tufted spreading perennial sedge (0.8m x 0.6m) from all states of Australia including ACT, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. Narrow shiny and tough leaves, finely raspy on the edges. Brown flowerheads spiralling on a triangular-sectioned stem. Useful for poorly drained damp areas and shallow ponds in the sun or in part shade. Tends to lose some of its appeal in full shade. Tolerates roots submerged in water.