Arrow Grass Family

Annual or perennial, mostly tuberous, wetland or aquatic herbs. Leaves basal, linear and with a sheathing base. Flower clusters in racemes or spikes. Flowers small, bisexual, 3-parted. Perianth segments 6 in 2 whorls, soon shed. Stamens 6. Carpels (3)6, united and each containing 1 ovule. Fruits indehiscent and separating at maturity

Occasionally grown in wetland gardens for the interesting forms. Closely related to Alismataceae and Butomaceae.

About 20 species in 4 genera, cosmopolitan but mostly of cool temperate regions.Australia has 2 genera and about 14 species.

Plants emergent with basal leaves; perianth not divided into sepals and petals; ovules 1 per carpel.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Juncaginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
genus        Cycnogeton
genus        Triglochin L.