Aquatic perennial herb from a rhizome; stems 15-60 cm tall.
All basal, tufted, linear, 10-30 (40) cm long, 0.5-2 mm wide, flat; ligules usually 2-lobed, 0.5-1.5 mm long.
Inflorescence elongated and leafless, usually longer than the leaves with many, short-stalked flowers; perianth parts usually 6, 1.5-2 mm long; stamens usually 6; fertile ovaries 3.
Dry, linear to slenderly club-shaped, 6-7 (9) mm long, splitting into 3 carpels at maturity; seeds 1 per carpel, more or less angled.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BWBS(13), CWH(2), ICH(4), IDF(10), MS(1), SBPS(3), SBS(9), SWB(2)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Triglochin palustre L. [orthographic variant]
1. Fertile ovaries 3; fruits linear to slenderly club-shaped.................Triglochin palustris
1. Fertile ovaries 6, fruits oblong to egg-shaped
2. Ligules entire or nearly so, (1) 1.5-5 mm long; leaf blades somewhat compressed; plants (10) 30-100 (120) cm tall...........................Triglochin maritima
2. Ligules 2-lobed, 0.5-1 mm long; leaf blades more or less cylindric; plants 5-15 (30) cem tall.....................Triglochin concinna
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia