Distichlis spicata var. stricta
Erect, coarse stems grow from creeping, scaly rootstocks. Leaves are alternate with sheaths closely overlapping. Blades are short, rigid, tightly curled and pointed. Ligule is a minute, membranous collar. Male and female spikelets are borne separately. The male spikelet is shown at left, and the female spikelet at right. The edge of the lemma is yellow and coarse.
Inland saltgrass is a perennial, warm-season, native – 6 to 24 inches tall.
Fair grazing for livestock. Poor grazing for wildlife.
Grows well on moist alkaline or saline sites.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Grasses, Sod grass
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)