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Useful Temperate Plants

Triglochin scilloides

(Poir.) Mering & Kadereit

Juncaginaceae

+ Synonyms

Anthericum scilloides (Poir.) Schult. & Schult.f.

Heterostylus gramineus Hook

Lilaea scilloides (Poir.) Hauman

Lilaea subulata Humb. & Bonpl.

Lilaea superba Rojas

Liliago scilloides (Poir.) C.Presl

Phalangium scilloides Poir.

Common Name:

Triglochin scilloides
Flowers emerging from their cowl
Photograph by: Tab Tannery
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General Information

Triglochin scilloides is an annual plant growing from 5 - 45cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for its leaves, which are used for thatch, to make brooms etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

60
Title
Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Publication
 
Author
Hitchcock. C. L.
Publisher
University of Washington Press
Year
1955
ISBN
-
Description
A standard flora for Western N. America with lots of information on habitat etc. Five large volumes, it is not for the casual reader.
,
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

Western S. America - Argentina, Chile, north through C. America to California and British Columbia.

Habitat

Shallow water and coastal tide flats, or in mud at the edges of the water[
60
Title
Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Publication
 
Author
Hitchcock. C. L.
Publisher
University of Washington Press
Year
1955
ISBN
-
Description
A standard flora for Western N. America with lots of information on habitat etc. Five large volumes, it is not for the casual reader.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Succeeds in a range of climates from low elevations in the temperate zone, through to high elevations in the tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used in thatching and for making brooms[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
61
Title
A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man.
Publication
 
Author
Usher. G.
Publisher
Constable
Year
1974
ISBN
0094579202
Description
Forget the sexist title, this is one of the best books on the subject. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-07-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Triglochin+scilloides>

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