[The Grass Family West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Coastal Saltgrass, Inland Saltgrass, Saltgrass

Distichlis spicata

Synonyms: Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta, Distichlis spicata var. borealis, Distichlis spicata var. divaricata, Distichlis spicata var. nana, Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera, Distichlis spicata var. stricta, Distichlis stricta, Distichlis stricta var. dentata, Distichlis stricta var. stricta, Uniola spicata

Coastal Saltgrass, Inland Saltgrass, Saltgrass: Distichlis spicata (Synonyms: Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta, Distichlis spicata var. borealis, Distichlis spicata var. divaricata, Distichlis spicata var. nana, Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera, Distichlis spicata var. stricta, Distichlis stricta, Distichlis stricta var. dentata, Distichlis stricta var. stricta, Uniola spicata)

Coastal saltgrass growing in sandy soils just below the high tide line on the bay side of Bayocean Spit, northern Oregon coast.............August 25, 2012. This is a rhizomatous species so the numerous small plants in the background are probably connected to the large one in the foreground.

Coastal Saltgrass, Inland Saltgrass, Saltgrass: Distichlis spicata (Synonyms: Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta, Distichlis spicata var. borealis, Distichlis spicata var. divaricata, Distichlis spicata var. nana, Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera, Distichlis spicata var. stricta, Distichlis stricta, Distichlis stricta var. dentata, Distichlis stricta var. stricta, Uniola spicata)

Coastal saltgrass growing in sandy soils just below the high tide line on the beach between Netarts and Oceanside, Oregon.............August 18, 2016.

Coastal Saltgrass, Inland Saltgrass, Saltgrass: Distichlis spicata (Synonyms: Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta, Distichlis spicata var. borealis, Distichlis spicata var. divaricata, Distichlis spicata var. nana, Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera, Distichlis spicata var. stricta, Distichlis stricta, Distichlis stricta var. dentata, Distichlis stricta var. stricta, Uniola spicata)

Coastal saltgrass growing on sandflats at the northeast base of the South Jetty, Fort Stevens State Park..........July 28, 2016.

Paul Slichter