Seeds on stem. Photo: Lyn Allison, Melbourne, Vic

Plant. Photo: Lyn Allison, Melbourne, Vic

Common Name

Australian Saltmarsh Grass, Marshgrass, Saltmarsh Grass




Annual or perennial grass to 80cm tall. Leaves with a hairless sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves 3-22cm long, 0.5-4.3mm wide, threadlike, with edges rolled inwards or folded lengthwise, hairless, the uppermost leaf usually clasping the base of the flower head. Spikelets 2-12mm long. Mature seed groups narrow cylindrical, slightly spreading. Seeds with 0 bristles.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 136

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