(Distichlis spicata)


Leaves Stem Flowers
saltgrass leaf saltgrass stem collar saltgrass seedhead

Growing habits: Erect to ascending warm-season mat-forming perennial

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots from creeping, scaly rhizomes and stolons

Leaf anatomy: Leaves linear, scaly near base, ascending, membranous ligule & fringed with trichomes

Reproduction: Short contracted panicle inflorescence, dioecious plants

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice