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Sonoran Desert Plants
Distichlis spicata (Salt Grass, zacate salado)

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 Distichlis spicata

 Distichlis spicata

 Distichlis spicata

Habitat: saline seeps
Life Form: grass,perennial
Leaf Description: grasslike leaves
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: May to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Poaceae (grass family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 62 (13.8 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Distichlis spicata (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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