Home » Plants » Distichlis spicata

Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene)

Also known as seashore saltgrass, inland saltgrass, desert saltgrass, coastal saltgrass, spikegrass.

Page contents


A salt-tolerant perennial grass species with a broad distribution. In the eastern U.S., strictly limited to coastal areas, including almost the entire east coast as well as the gulf coast; broadly distributed in arid inland areas of western North America, to the West coast, where it also occurs in coastal areas.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present
Native or Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.