Calflora
Taxon  Report   6943    
Puccinellia nutkaensis  (J. Presl) Fernald & Weath.
Alaska alkali grass,  Nootka alkaligrass
Puccinellia nutkaensis
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Puccinellia nutkaensis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Puccinellia nutkaensis
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Puccinellia
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phippsia nutkaensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Puccinellia grandis
More information about  Puccinellia nutkaensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PUNU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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