Australian salt-grass
Distichlis distichophylla

Summary

It is a dioecious perennial plant. It is coarse and prickly, It often forms mats where water is abundant. Its appearance in places from which it had been absent can be an indication of rising soil salinity.


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Habitat

Growing in damp, saline areas such as the fringes of saltmarshes

Distribution

South Eastern Australia From South Australia to Victoria and Tasmania

Size

It grows to about 30 cm in height, with creeping rhizomes up to 1 m long

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