Seaside arrow-grass

Triglochin maritima

Range: Frequent throughout BC south of 55 N, less frequent northward; cosmopolitan.

Description: Aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial herb from a rhizome; stems 20-120 cm tall.  Leaves all basal, tufted, rather fleshy, linear, 20-70 cm long, 1.5-2.5 (4) mm wide, half-round to somewhat flattened.  Inflorescence elongated and leafless, usually longer than the leaves with many, small, inconspicuous, greenish flowers.

Ecology: Tidal marshes, saline and alkaline ponds, fens and wet meadows in the lowland, steppe and montane zones.


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  • Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon.  1994.  Plants of coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.

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