Endangered: Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
Raleigh sedge grows in sphagnum bogs and high mountain wetlands, as well as damp grasslands and stream-edges of sub-alpine plains.
It is found only in areas above approximately 1000m, with most populations in Kosciuzsko National Park, the Charlottes Pass area, Muellers Pass, Tantangara area and the upper Tooma and Tumut valleys.
It also occurs in the vicinity of the Snowy Plain and on the coastal escarpment at the headwaters of Tantawangalo Creek within South East Forests National Park.
- Razing by feral horses and pigs.
- Populations on private land are threatened by grazing from stock animals.
- Invasion and encroachment into suitable habitat by ox-eye daisy.