Distichlis spicata (Inland saltgrass)

Warm season, strongly rhizomatous, dioecious 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.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Warm

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 13 in.

Annual Precipitation: 5-70 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.4-10.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 519,000

Seeding Rate: 4-10 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Summer

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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