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Saltgrass Photo courtesy of Barry Jones, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)


Plant Family: Grass (Poaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Grasses

Identification Hints: Most frequently a coastal species, saltgrass grows at Quivira in areas where the salinity is fairly high. Male and female flowers are on separate plants.

Did you Know? Saltgrass is an important food source for the endangered Florida salt marsh vole as well as a larval food source for theWandering Skipper butterfly. The leaves of saltgrass are said to be "two-ranked", meaning that they appear in essentially two rows along the stem.


Live Map for Saltgrass

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Below you can view all observations that have been reported in for Saltgrass (If the map below is empty then there have not been any observations reported.)

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Observational data for Saltgrass:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ashester Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.426690000000000 -122.080590000000000 78135
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ashester Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (None) 37.426690000000000 -122.080590000000000 78136
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ashester Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.426690000000000 -122.080590000000000 78137
Mon Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2017 EosTi Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.455783000000000 -122.118874000000000 78434
Mon Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2017 EosTi Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.455783000000000 -122.118874000000000 78435
Mon Apr 17 00:00:00 GMT 2017 EosTi Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (Early) 37.455783000000000 -122.118874000000000 78436
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 trojan14 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 79655
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 trojan14 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 79656
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 trojan14 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 79657
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 cvera Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82001
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 cvera Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82002
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 cvera Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82003
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata First Flower Stalk 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82067
Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata First Flowering/Pollen 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82068
Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Full Flowering/Pollen 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82069
Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata First Ripe Fruit 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82070
Mon May 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Full Fruiting 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82071
Tue May 09 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata All Leaves Withered 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82072
Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82073
Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82074
Thu Apr 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 tumorhumor Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82075
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ujjwal Saltgrass Distichlis spicata First Flowering/Pollen 37.447230000000000 -122.156800000000000 82568
Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ujjwal Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Full Flowering/Pollen 37.447230000000000 -122.156800000000000 82569
Wed May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2017 hellohaleyho Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82963
Wed May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2017 hellohaleyho Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82964
Wed May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2017 hellohaleyho Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82965
Sun May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Turnips Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.442155000000000 -122.100495000000000 83049
Sun May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Turnips Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (None) 37.442155000000000 -122.100495000000000 83050
Sun May 14 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Turnips Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.442155000000000 -122.100495000000000 83051
Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bioh2017 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 83774
Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bioh2017 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 83775
Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 bioh2017 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 83776
Sat May 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 abudburst2 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.407640000000000 -122.177210000000000 83816
Sat May 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 abudburst2 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Middle) 37.407640000000000 -122.177210000000000 83817
Sat May 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 abudburst2 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (Early) 37.407640000000000 -122.177210000000000 83818
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 cvera Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.446209000000000 -122.099648000000000 84400
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 cvera Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Middle) 37.446209000000000 -122.099648000000000 84401
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 cvera Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (Middle) 37.446209000000000 -122.099648000000000 84402
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 mchun2001 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.430190000000000 -122.111340000000000 84426
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 mchun2001 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.430190000000000 -122.111340000000000 84427
Sat May 13 00:00:00 GMT 2017 mchun2001 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.430190000000000 -122.111340000000000 84428
Mon May 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JustinSong Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 85163
Mon May 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JustinSong Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Middle) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 85164
Mon May 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JustinSong Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 85165
Mon May 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JustinSong Saltgrass Distichlis spicata First Flower Stalk 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 85166
Thu May 04 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JustinSong Saltgrass Distichlis spicata First Flowering/Pollen 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 85167
Mon May 08 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JustinSong Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Full Flowering/Pollen 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 85168
Thu May 04 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Jellybean16 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.436975000000000 -122.107716000000000 85546
Thu May 04 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Jellybean16 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Pollen (Early) 37.436975000000000 -122.107716000000000 85547
Thu May 04 00:00:00 GMT 2017 Jellybean16 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata Fruit (None) 37.436975000000000 -122.107716000000000 85548

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