Fibreball Weed

Posidonia australis Hook.f.

A species of high importance to the environments in which it grows this slow growing species of seagrass is particularly slow to recover from damage.

Commonly seen as washed up fibre balls and the green fruits along Tomahawk Beach.

How to identify Posidonia australis?

The most common and widespread of the Posidonia species this plant can be identified by its broader leaves

What habitats does Posidonia australis live in?

Meadow forming seagrass in shallow depths around estuaries, coastal lakes and sheltered coastal waters.

What is the distribution of Posidonia australis?

Southern coastal waters of Australia from WA to QLD including around Tasmania

How big does Posidonia australis grow?

Can grow to around 60cm tall and leaves are around 11 to 20mm wide

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