Spiny-head Mat-rush

Lomandra longifolia Labill.

Common species from coastal to subalpine areas, growing in heathlands, forests, alluvial flats or deep sands.

First Nations peoples used this plant as a food source and for weaving

How to identify Lomandra longifolia?

The flat to slightly convex leaves range in sizes from about 40cm to 100cm long, and generally have a leaf of about 8mm to 12mm wide. The flowers with outer tepals shiny, scarious, purplish or yellow; inner tepals dull, fleshy, yellow or cream. The spikes from the flower stem give it's common name

What habitats does Lomandra longifolia live in?

It grows in a variety of soil types and is frost, heat and drought tolerant.

What is the distribution of Lomandra longifolia?

Eastern Australia from Queensland to Tasmania

How big does Lomandra longifolia grow?

The dense tussocky leaves can spread out to around 2m.

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