Triglochin maritima L.

 
seaside arrow-grass - Triglochin maritima L. 07JN24
 
seaside arrow-grass - Triglochin maritima L. 08AU16

characteristics

The common name of this plant comes from the grass-like leaves at it's base. Miniscule greenish- to pink-white flowers grow in rings around the stalk giving it a braided appearance. Fruit pods are in tight clusters.

Leaves of this plant are toxic, especially to ruminants. Touching this plant produces a burning sensation followed by sore numbness for a couple of hours. Use gloves if you have to handle it.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
P W 0.8 0.3 S F-M W - - - green grey white-green

habitat

Shallow marshes, roadside ditches, wet-moist areas.

uses

None known.

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T = type: A = annual | B = biennial | P = perennial | SS = subshrub | D = deciduous | C = coniferous
██ = cold stratify | ██ = cold stratify & scarify | ██ = plant directly | ██ = scarify | ██ = not from seed
SSN = season: C = cool | W = warm | Y = late
H = height (in metres) | W = width (in metres) | B = bunch | S = sod | SB = sod/bunch
sun: S = full sun | S/PS = sun or partial shade | PS = partial shade | SH = full shade
soil: F = fine | M = medium | C = coarse
H2O = moisture requirement: D = dry | M = moist | W = wet | Z = aquatic
fire = fire tolerance: - = unknown | X = none | = some | •• = moderate | ••• = high tolerance
N2 = nitrogen fixing: = yes
summer = foliage colour | fall = foliage (stem) colour | flower (seed) = flower (seed / fruit) colour, if conspicuous
pH = acidity - alkalinity