Inland saltgrass

Distichlis spicata

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
6500
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Graham
Maricopa
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
High
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
NOTES:
host for red rust (infects spinach)
Citations:
Aldon & Pase 1981; Cluff et al. 1983; Marquis et al. 1984