This native groundcover is commonly known as fringe rush.
Abildgaardia vaginata is described as a "monocot" in the Cyperaceae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Recorded in the Australian Virtual Herbarium on Mt Benarige and K'gari (Fraser Island).
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: Duckinwilla.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.