Native plants

Three square sedge

Scientific name: Schoenoplectus pungens
Other names: Common three-square bulrush

Pioneer Grass or similar - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: damp, sunny, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, wetlands and water features

About Three square sedge

A long-lived summergreen sedge growing up to 1.5 m tall, most often seen in coastal wetlands, as it is salt tolerant. The foliage is dark green, rough and dense.  Blue flowers with brown seeds. The plant spreads by seed and colonies wetlands as well as vegetative reproduction, sprouting from the rhizomes.

Provides for lizards

  • Ground cover for retreat
  • Clump forming for camouflage and insects
  • Protection from predators
  • Complexity and height

Read more about gardening for lizards.

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