Scented Mat-rush, Irongrass, Cocky"s bootlace.
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA.
Wide range of vegetation types, in sandy soil. Sometimes in clay or near salt pans and granite outcrops.
Robust, perennial tussocky herb 20-50cm high and up to 60cm wide. Flat, bluish-grey leaves up to 50cm long.
Requires well-drained soil. Tolerates heavy frost.
Grazed by stock in exceptionally poor years.
Much-branched inflorescence and strongly scented flowers.
From seed or by division of clumps.
Useful for stabilising soil and reducing erosion.
Attracts seed-eating native birds.
Ornamental for gardens and containers.