Club Rushes

Bolboschoenus caldwellii

Bolboschoenus caldwellii


common name

There are three species: Sea Club Rush (B. caldwellii formerly Scirpus maritimus), B. medianus, and the marsh Club Rush, or river bulrush (B. Fluviatilis) (Low, 1991).

traditional use

Aborigines along the Murray River ate the walnut sized tubers of 'belilah' -- probably marsh club rush. The tubers were roasted, pounded and made into cakes (Low, 1991).

part used



All year round.

flavour profile

Young tubers are white and starchy with a sweet, coconut milk flavour (Low, 1991).