Paddleweed

Distribution:       

Found throughout most of Australia, paddleweed is easily recognised by its oval leaves (with obvious veins) and short stems. Growing in shallow sandy areas, this seagrass doesn’t form large beds like strapweed or wireweed, but often grows in the gaps between them. Generally reaching no more than
5 cm high, paddleweed will often be the first to grow in patches created by storms or other disturbances.