Distichlis spicata


Poaceae (Gramineae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: spreading many
Flower Color: flower color      green
Phenology: evergreen


Recommended Uses: Lawn-like groundcover especially near the edges of salt water.
Propagation: Seed or division.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, lime rock
Soil pH Range: alkaline


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Birds and other wildlife consume seed. Larval host for obscure skipper (Panoquina panoquinoides) and saltmarsh skipper (Panoquina panoquin).
Native Habitats: Salt marsh.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: