Distichlis spicata

Salt Grass

Plant family: Poaceae - Grass


Plant type: Grass-like

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Spring
Height 0-1 feet, 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Alkali Sink, Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand

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Clay, Sand, Alkaline

Special Characteristic

Salt Tolerant, Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

As the name implies Salt Grass is native to salt marshes and seepages. It spreads from rhizomes, and has potential as coarse turf in difficult areas. It is tolerant of heat, drought, salty or alkaline water and soil, and is tough and resilient, making it a useful choice for large-scale coverage, erosion control and coastal restoration work. It is a warm season grass with gray-green leaves, that does well in sun with some summer water. It is a food source for butterfly larvae.

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