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Thick Twist Rush

Caustis pentandra


Caustis pentandra, known as the Thick Twist Rush is a widely distributed grass like plant found in many parts of Australia. It may grow to 2 metres tall, often seen in dry open forest, or moist heathland. Stems are a shiny pale green. The specific epithet pentandra is derived from the ancient Greek language, referring to five stamens


Australian bushland

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JennytheTurtle 11 years ago

I think your ID might be right. I've looked at some other photos and descriptions and it says it normally flowers during autumn which would explain why it isn't flowering now.

JennytheTurtle 11 years ago

well in my photos, they look to end up brown/redish. I didn't see any flowers (that's why i thought it was a grass)

mark_cachia 11 years ago - Caustis pentandra? What did the ends of the flower spikes look like?

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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