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Rod Lowther

Tangled Lignum

Species Name: Duma florulenta

Description: This greyish shrub to 2 metres high has a tangle of almost leafless wiry branches, often making it the tallest plant in areas of saltmarsh and the perfect refuge for small birds. Tangled Lignum has a deep root system and clusters of yellow-green flowers most of the year. A much under-rated salt marsh plant.

Plant form: Grasses and allies
Where to find:
Fringes of salt marsh
appears almost leafless. 
small yellow-green flowers on spikes
Flowering: Most of the year