Marsh Arrowgrass - Triglochin palustris
Short to medium tufted, erect plant reaching 40 or 50 cm. Leaves deeply grooved at base, only 2 mm wide with a short, fairly blunt ligule. Flower 2 to 3 mm long in a lax spike, green/ purple and often fringed.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
It is found in wet meadows, fens, stream banks and damp grassland usually on calcareous soils.
Flowering time: June and July.
It occurs locally in the British Isles being more common in the north and in Wales.
Now scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 47 of the 617 tetrads.
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