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Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene
Saltgrass

Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Distichlis spicata has been found in the following 50 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Reported
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Barefoot Beach Preserve Doubtfully Present
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Reported
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Reported
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Native

Distichlis spicata has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Distichlis spicata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh

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Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012
Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012
Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Distichlis spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton