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Tassel Cord-rush

Baloskion tetraphyllum

Photo: Tassel Cord-rush

General description

This erect plant has creeping roots forming thick stands in swamps. The stems are numerous and stiffly erect, cylindrical, bluish green. Leaves are short leathery sheaths closely stem clasping at the base, but smaller and light brown with spreading tips up the stem at nodes giving a fine plume-like appearance. Male and female flower clusters are chestnut brown at the end of stems.  Useful for pond margins or can be grown in bowl shaped containers but must be kept moist.

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Properties

Height
1 - 150 cm
Moisture
Moist but well-drained