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Marsh Arrowgrass

Triglochin palustris

Plant Data

Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Juncaginaceae (Arrowgrass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
A flower spike. The green flowers have purple edges. Individual flowers are up to 3mm wide. Flowers have 3 petals and 6 stamens.
Fruit:
Narrow, erect and arrow-like.
Leaves:
Long and grass-like leaves with deep grooves.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The white base of the stem is edible and is said to taste similar to coriander. It can be eaten raw or cooked. The green parts of the plant are toxic.
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.
Aroma:
Marsh Arrowgrass gives off a pleasant aroma when bruised.
Other Names:
Slender Arrowgrass, Slender Bog Arrowgrass.
Habitats:
Ditches, farmland, marshes, meadows, saltmarshes, seaside, swamps, wetland.