Jointed Wire Rush, Oioi
Where does it grow
It grows along the edges of tidal rivers and in damp patches in sand dunes.
What does it look like?
This rush-like plant grows in clumps in a stiff erect manner. It can grow to a metre high. Its fine grey -green leaves are punctuated by distinct dark brown banded joints. The leaves often have a tinge of rusty red especially in late summer and autumn. It has small tightly clustered brown- red flowers that form near the tips of the wiry leaves. It flowers October to December.
Why is it important to Castlecliff?
It is very hardy and can tolerate a wide range of conditions that are found along the river flats and dunes.