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Common name

English: Sea arrowgrass

German: Strand-Dreizack


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Alismatales (9)

        Family: Juncaginaceae (1)(family description)

          Genus: Triglochin (1)

            Epithet: maritima L. (10)

Synonyms: Hexaglochin maritima (L.) Nieuwl., Hexaglochin sexlocularis (Stokes) Nieuwl., Juncago maritima (L.) Bubani, Triglochin ani K.Koch, Triglochin asiatica (Kitag.) Á.Löve & D.Löve, Triglochin concinna Burtt Davy, Triglochin debilis (M.E.Jones) Á.Löve & D.Löve, Triglochin elata Nutt., Triglochin monanthos Speg., Triglochin narbonensis Sennen, Triglochin roegneri K.Koch, Triglochin salina Wallr., Triglochin sexlocularis Stokes, Triglochin transcaucasica Bordz

asiatica => of Asiatic origin

concinna => elegant, attractive

debilis => weak, frail, small

elata => exalted, tall, lofty, stately

maritima => growing on the seashore, confined to the coast

monanthos => having a single flower, or flowers borne singly

narbonensis => from Narbonne, France

roegneri => in honor of Hr. Roegner (?-1874), German gardner at the former Imperial Russian court of Oreanda in the Crimea

salina => growing in saline soils

sexlocularis => six-celled

transcaucasica => region located on the border of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia between the Black and Caspian Seas


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

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