Irish wildflowers

Marsh Arrowgrass, Triglochin palustris, Barr an mhilltigh
Photos: Garrylucas, Co.Cork

Marsh Arrowgrass
Triglochin palustris
Barr an mhilltigh
Family: Juncaginaceae

Flowering May-August. Perennial. Native.

Long, narrow, lax spike of small, short-stalked greenish flowers. Style forms
short white tuft. Erect long, thin, fruit with 3 carpels, close-pressed against
stem. Grasslike long, fleshy leaves, deep-furrowed at base. Hairless. Rhizomatous. Flowering stems to 40cm.

Wet ground, fresh-water marshes, occasionally at fringes of salt-marshes.

Similar: Sea Arrowgrass, T. maritima.
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