Australian Native Plants

  Triglochin striata (Streaked Arrow Grrass)


Triglochin striata photo
Triglochin striata plants

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Triglochin striata photo
Triglochin striata fruit

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Triglochin striata photo
Triglochin striata habit

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Credits:
Description and Habitat information is sourced from: Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Common saltmarsh plants of Queensland, https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/common-saltmarsh-plants-of-queensland Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Triglochin striata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Streaked Arrow Grrass

Description
This rhizomatous perennial has narrow, linear leaves with parallel lines. It ranges in height between 3 cm and 25 cm.
The plant produces numerous small, round, green flowers on a central stem that can range in height from 3 cm to 15 cm.
The leaves and stems grow from rhizomes (stems along or below ground).
It flowers in a dense spike between November and December. Individual flowers have short stalks.
The fruit is around 3 mm in diameter.
Streaked arrow grass is commonly found in swampy sections of saltmarsh.

Habitat
salt marshes, wet saline habitats, water-logged areas in the margins of ponds and lagoons.

Distribution
Streaked Arrow Grass is common along the Australian coastline. It is found in central east and south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east of South Australia, Tasmania and south west of Western Australia

Growth Characteristics
Height: 0.25m


Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Alismatales
Family:Juncaginaceae
Genus:Triglochin
Species:striata
Common Name:Streaked Arrow Grrass