Uncinia rubra

Uncinia rubra photographed at the New Zealand Garden, Savill Garden, Windsor, UK

Uncinia rubra is a hooked sedge that forms dense mounds of red, or reddish-brown, arching leaves, growing to 8–12 in (20–30 cm) high. The flower stems can reach about 14 in (35 cm); the flowers form a simple spike, with male flowers on top and female flowers below.

Uncinia rubra is found in grasslands, open scrubland and bogs in North Island (mainly in the Central Volcanic Plateau), South Island (to the east of the Main Divide) and Stewart Island, New Zealand.

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