Australian Salt-grass

Scientific NameDistichlis distichophylla
Size and formA spreading grass 5-20cm high.
Flowers, leaves and fruitPlants are dioecious; separate male and female flowers occur on different plants. Inflorescence is a compact raceme occurring from October to April. The stiff, pointed leaves are in two rows on either side of the stem. Plants have rhizomes and erect stems.
Growing conditionsSuitable for soil binding. Prefers a saltmarsh environment in a full-sun or semi-shade position.