Taxon  Report   6944    
Puccinellia nuttalliana  (Schult.) Hitchc.
Nuttall's alkali grass,  Nuttall's alkaligrass
Puccinellia nuttalliana
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Puccinellia nuttalliana
© 2008 Steve Matson
Puccinellia nuttalliana, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Puccinellia nuttalliana
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Puccinellia
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Puccinellia cusickii
ICPN + PLANTS: Puccinellia airoides
More information about  Puccinellia nuttalliana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).