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[mass noun] A grass-like marsh plant with a slender spike of tiny flowers.
- ‘Levees supported high densities of Triglochin palustris (arrowgrass), which was an important food for growing geese.’
- ‘Very precious are two populations of marsh violets: the creeping violet and the fen violet, as well as a whole group of peatbog plants with the mud sedge, round leaf and long leaf sundew, arrowgrass, Buxbaum sundew, and crested wood fern.’
- ‘Species of arrowgrass that poison livestock are widely distributed in marshy pastures and native grass hay areas throughout the United States.’
- ‘Low tide exposes many characteristic saltmarsh plants that provide a vegetarian menu, which is equally vital for the birds, including sea arrowgrass, scurvy grass and sea lavender.’
- ‘Other species favouring this habitat are horsetail and arrowgrass.’
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