Triglochin maritima L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Triglochin maritima L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants 2–8 dm; lvs erect, to 5 dm, 1–3 mm wide; raceme 1–4 dm, the curved erect pedicels 5 mm, decurrent as narrow ridges along the rachis; tep 6, 1–2 mm; stamens 6; ovaries and fr ovoid-oblong, 5 mm at maturity; carpels rounded at the base, each one concave along the back and sharply angled on the margins, the fr-cluster thus appearing narrowly 12-winged; seldom the alternate carpels small and sterile; stigmas radiating, persistent; axis between the carpels very slender; 2n=12, 24, 36, 48, 76, 96, 120, 144. Brackish or fresh marshes and bogs; circumboreal, s. in Amer. to N.J., O., Io., Nebr., and Mex.; Patagonia. May–Aug. (T. elatum, T. gaspense, below high tide from Nf. to ne. Me. and sw. N.S.)

  • Common Names

    common arrow-grass