Distichlis spicata

Distichlis spicata

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Desert Saltgrass, Inland Saltgrass, Marsh Spikegrass
Photo taken on: September 17, 2014
Location: Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Saline soils

Grows less than 1ft high with stiff leaves. Flower head is a spike of congested flat spikelets about 2" long that turn tan with age.


Grasses, Sedges & Rushes