Distichlis spicata

Plant Name Marsh Spike Grass
Scientific name Distichlis spicata
Family Poaceae
Location Salt Marsh (Horseshoe Cove)
Flowering Period
Identifying Characteristics Eight to sixteen inches in height with narrow, stiff stems

Description

Size:

  • 8-16 inches in height
  • Leaves up to 10 cm in length

Features:

  • Light green in color
  • Linear leaves that branch out on opposite sides

Location

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Uses

  • Used for grazing and food by both cattle and horses
  • It was a primary source of hay for early colonists.

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