Latin name: Distichlis littoralis (Engelm.) H.L. Bell &
  Columbus
  Pronunciation: dis-TIK-lis lit-or-AY-lis

  Common name: Shoregrass
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Coastal salt marsh, Santa Barbara to Baja
  Blooming period: May to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Distichlis
  2) littoralis
  Formerly Monanthochloe littoralis
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