Triglochin palustris (Slender Arrow Grass) - photos and description

 

 

 

 

 

General: Slender perennial with grass-like leaves. Plants glabrous.

Flowers: In a spike, very small whitish-pink flowers in early July, we measured a flower at 3 mm long.

Leaves: Linear, shorter than the flowering stem, we measured leaves to 1 mm wide or less.

Height: We measured plants to 19.5 cm tall.

Habitat: Bogs and marshes.

Abundance: Common, ranked as an S5 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos in July 18th on wet prairie, edge of marsh, about 70 km southeast of our home in Regina, SK.