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Apodasmia similis

Leptocarpus similis, Jointed wire rush, oioi

A reed with a fine grey-green leaves with brownish bracts at the joints, forming a large densely erect clump.

It is found throughout New Zealand in coastal marshlands and estuaries.

It spreads from a creeping rhizome but is slow spreading, and is dioecious- having male and female flowers on separate plants

Formerly the botanical name of this plant was Leptocarpus similis
Although considered a wetland species, oioi will grow in normal conditions.
 
  • H 1m x W 1m
  • Full sun
  • Will grow in wet or dry conditions.
  • Naturally found in both saline and fresh water habitats
  • Tolerates wind and coastal exposure
  • Very hardy
Plants supplied are ecosourced from the Waitakere and Tamaki Ecological Districts.

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