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Sea Arrowgrass

Triglochin maritima

Plant Data

Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Juncaginaceae (Arrowgrass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Tall narrow spike of green flowers on a long stem, 3 petals.
Fruit:
Green, stalked and oblong.
Leaves:
Long and grass-like. Similar to Marsh Arrow-grass but the leaves are unfurrowed and broader.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The pale bases of the leaves are edible. The other green parts of the leaves are poisonous and contain cyanogenic glycosides, but usually there are no adverse side effects if consumed in small quantities. It is said to taste like coriander.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Coriander Grass, Sea Coriander, Seaside Arrowgrass, Wild Coriander.
Habitats:
Saltmarshes.