|Common Name(s)||Marsh Spike Grass, Spike Grass|
|Scientific Name||Distichlis spicata|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Salt Marsh (Horseshoe Cove)|
|Identifying Characteristics||Eight to sixteen inches in height with narrow, stiff stems|
- 8-16 inches in height
- 10 cm in length
- Light green in color
- Linear, branch out on opposite sides
- Primary source of hay for early colonists.
- Often found in livestock feed
Miller, Christopher and William Skaradek. “Saltgrass, Distichlis spicata, Plant Fact Sheet”. USDA NRCS. United States Department of Agriculture. June 2010. Web.
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