Distichlis spicata

Distichlis spicata

Inland saltgrass

Previous scientific name(s): Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta, Distichlis spicata var. borealis, Distichlis spicata var. divaricata, Distichlis spi

Warm season, strongly rhizomatous, sod-forming monieous perennial. Adapted to wet, saline and alkaline sites. Can survive in coastal areas periodically flooded by sea water. Moderate palatability. Useful for revegetating unusually saline areas.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Marginal
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
- 10 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
19.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
520,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes