The Spiny-headed mat rush is a clumping perennial growing with a symmetrical shape, 4-5 ft. tall and as wide. Medium green foliage is comprised of flat stiff leaves; 6-8 in. long flower spikes with fragrant yellow flowers occur in spring.
Spiny-headed mat rush is native to southern and eastern Australia and Tasmania where it grows along water courses, on hillsides and in open forest communities. One trademarked cultivar, L. l. Breeze™, is a dwarf plant that has narrow green leaves, grows 2-3 ft. high and has fragrant yellow flowers.