Chaffy saw sedge
The Chaffy saw sedge occurs in the drier parts of saltmarshes, and is scattered along rocky shorelines in the middle and lower estuary. It is a tussock-forming plant with flat grassy leaves which It has brown flower spikes that form in summer. Its large tussocks can be more that 1m tall. The Chaffy saw sedge is distinguished from the sharply pointed coast spear grass by its soft, lightly curled leaf tips. Sedge skipper butterflies, including some rare species, use this plant for shelter during daylight hours, binding the leaves with silk. By night it feeds on the grass.