Calflora
Taxon  Report   2743    
Distichlis spicata  (L.) Greene
Inland saltgrass,  Salt grass, Saltgrass
Distichlis spicata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Distichlis

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta
PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. borealis
ICPN + PLANTS: Distichlis spicata var. divaricata
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More information about  Distichlis spicata

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2020).