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Common Name: Inland Saltgrass

Scientific Name: Distichlis spicata stricta

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wetland restoration


~Wildlife Habitat Improvement

Height: 6 – 12 inches

Root Type: Sod

Growing Season: Warm

Soil Types: Medium to fine textured, poorly drained


~Salt and alkali

~Poorly drained soil


Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 8 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 6-12 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 518,000 seeds

Optimal Planting Season: Late spring or summer

Planting Depth: 1/4 inch

Stratification Requirements: None

Category: Grass



The Inland Saltgrass is a warm-season grass that grows perennially and forms sod through its rhizomatous nature. It can be found in coastal regions of both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, extending to the dry western states. This grass exhibits drought tolerance and has the ability to thrive in saline water. It specifically prefers poorly drained soils that are high in salt and alkali content.


One of the primary uses of Inland Saltgrass is to facilitate soil stabilization in wet areas. The dense and interconnected roots of salt marsh plants act as a protective barrier between the ocean and the shore, safeguarding the land from pollutants and runoff-associated chemicals. This grass is particularly beneficial in saline and alkaline wetlands. Additionally, it provides advantages to wildlife residing in these wet regions.


While Inland Saltgrass can be utilized for pastures, it possesses low palatability. However, it does exhibit some tolerance to grazing and trampling.



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Inland Saltgrass


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