Distichlis distichophylla

Common name: 

Australian Salt-grass

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEGHJKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sand-dunes immediately behind beaches1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1

Habit:

Rhizomatous perennial grass with leafy parts to 20 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has distinctive stiff, flattened grey-green shoots and is found on sand dunes1

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Image of Distichlis distichophylla
Image of Distichlis distichophylla
Image of Distichlis distichophylla
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria