The Spiny-Headed Mat-Rush is a plant that can grow 50-100cm in height and 75-90 in width. It is botanically called Lomandra longifolia. It grows in large tussocks and its flowers in clusters. The flowers are small and with a creamy-yellow colour, growing during spring and early summer. Leaves are stiff, flat and with several points at each tip.Spiny-headed mat-rush has male and female plants, with the male flowers producing pollen while the female flowers are scented and typically larger.
It is a plant that enjoys its full sun and is very hardy, being able to grow also in shade. It has tolerance to frost and drought. It is not fussy of soil, being able to grow in soils both waterlogged and dry