Knobby Club-rush

Scientific NameFicinia nodosa
Size and formA perennial tuft with creeping rhizomes 50cm-1m high and 60cm-2m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe flower inflorescence forms a dense round head towards the ends of the stems. Flowers occur in spring. Fruit is a small, dark nut. Stems are thick and wiry, dark green and pointed.
Growing conditionsA hardy and tough plant suitable for a wide range of situations. Useful for soil binding in dunes or moist areas. It is commonly used in street-verge planting and in native gardens for foliage contrast.