swampy manuka woodland
lake shore turf; at first I was thinking Isolepis, but all I can see now is diminutive Eleocharis ? acuta
around lake shore
Solid stems. Very abundant on the shores of Wairarapa Moana, sometimes in the water.
Eleocharis is a genus of 250 or more species of flowering plants in the sedge family, Cyperaceae. The name is derived from the Greek words ἕλειος (heleios), meaning "marsh dweller," and χάρις (charis), meaning "grace." Members of the genus are known commonly as spikerushes, although spikesedges is a more technically appropriate name and most scientists who study them in earnest refer to them as such. The genus has a geographically cosmopolitan distribution, with centers of diversity...