Triglochin maritima (Seaside Arrow Grass) - photos and description

Triglochin maritima

Triglochin maritima

Triglochin maritima

Triglochin maritima

Triglochin maritima

General: Grass-like perennial from a stout rhizome, stems leafless. Plants glabrous.

Flowers: Very small greenish-white flowers borne in long spikes, we measured flowers at 2 mm diameter, and a spike to 25 cm diameter.

Leaves: All basal, linear, thick, top half of leaves are round in profile. Leaves to 2 mm wide, about as tall as the flowering stem.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm, we measured plants to 83 cm tall.

Habitat: Marshes and wet places.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken August 5th, wet meadow, boreal forest in east central Saskatchewan about 425 km north of our home in Regina, SK.