is a very widespread and abundant shrub. It occurs in almost all
wet peaty places in Tasmania (and there are plenty of them), ranging
from sea level to the highest mountains. It is quite variable
(though one extreme alpine form has been split off as S.
montana). It is an erect shrub with short (typically
spreading about 1cm from the stem), broad sheathing leaves. It is
occasionally confused with Richea
sprengelioides or R.
procera, but the latter species have leaf scars forming
rings around the stems.