Taxon  Report   11602 
Distichlis littoralis  (Engelm.) H.L. Bell & Columbus
Shore grass
Distichlis littoralis
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Distichlis littoralis
© 2011 Steve Matson
Distichlis littoralis
© Myrick 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Distichlis littoralis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Distichlis littoralis
© 2007 Lynn Watson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Distichlis
Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Monanthochloe littoralis
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ICPN: Monanthochloe littoralis
More information about  Distichlis littoralis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 21, 2018).

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