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Distichlis spicata is broadly ditributed in North, Central and South America. This terrestrial grass thrives in many coastal environments, as well as inland salt flats and other saline soil substrate.
Also known as Seashore saltgrass or Inland saltgrass, this rhizomous perennial exhibits erect stems rising to a height of up to 50 centimeters. The stiff leaf blades are typically two to ten centimeters long and one to four millimeters wide. Inflorescence panicle-like, 2–8 cm,