Taxon  Report   2743 
Distichlis spicata  (L.) E. Greene
Inland saltgrass,  Salt grass, Saltgrass
Distichlis spicata
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
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Distichlis spicata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Distichlis spicata
© and Buff Corsi 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Distichlis spicata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Distichlis spicata
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Distichlis
Communities:
Coastal Salt Marsh, Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta
PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. borealis
PLANTS: Distichlis stricta var. dentata
PLANTS: Distichlis stricta
PLANTS: Uniola spicata
TJM2 + PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. divaricata
TJM2 + PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. nana
TJM2 + PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera
TJM2 + PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. stricta
More information about  Distichlis spicata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (DISP)

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2017).

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