Lomandra filiformis

Family Lomandraceae

Perennial herb to 15 cm with creeping branched rhizomes, 2 mm diameter with feeder roots,forming sparse to short tussocks occasionally in short dense mats to 20 cm diameter. Vegetative spread. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: Small, yellow unisexual, inconspicuous, male and female flowers on separate plants (dioecious) August - October. May flower in response to fire.

Fruit: Capsule mature from October – November.

Seed: Dispersed locally.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat in open areas.
  • Common in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Possibly eaten by rabbits.
  • Regrows from rhizomes after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Lomandra filiformis plant

Lomandra filiformis flower