NZ Plants U – Uncinia rubra to Uncinia unciniata
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 uncinata is a hooked sedge, which forms dense mounds of orange-red, or green,
arching leaves about 20 in (50 cm) high. The leaves are 8–16 in
(20–40 cm) long and 0.16–0.3 in (4–7 mm) wide.
The flower stems can reach about 24 in (60 cm), the flowers form
a simple spike, with male flowers on top and female flowers below.
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