Latin name: Distichlis spicata (L.) E. Greene
  Pronunciation: dis-TIK-lis spy-KAY-ta

  Common name: Salt grass
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Coastal salt marsh, moist alkaline areas below
  3000', mainland and islands to Oregon

  Blooming period: April to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Distichlis
  2) spicata
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