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Distichlis spicataDistichlis spicata

saltgrass

Photograph(s) by*: UWI EJJ

Characteristics

Height: 0.5-1.5'
Flowers: Aug.-Oct.;
Fruit: pod

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6.4-10.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy
Salinity: 0-50 ppt

Habitat

tidal salt marshes, from Mean High tide above to spring tide level; high salinity; wet depressions;

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Waterfowl *

Notes

often intermixed with Spartina patens; forms dense mats; tolerates salinity to 50 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/6199.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004