Found in and around aquatic or wetland habitats, this grass is avoided by grazing feral horses on Assateague Island, Maryland, in favor of Spartina alterniflora.

Distichlis spicata (Coastal Salt Grass)

Found in and around aquatic or wetland habitats, this grass is avoided by grazing feral horses on Assateague Island, Maryland, in favor of Spartina alterniflora.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2012-06-01
AlbumFlora > Grasses/Herbaceous Plants
TypeSymbol
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
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