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Widespread in salty disturbed ground, especially along gravel roadsides and ditches. Introduced from Eurasia and first collected in Huron Co. in 1901.
Puccinellia nuttalliana (Schult.) Hitchc. is of scattered occurrence in adjacent areas of Ontario, and may well be found in Michigan. It is a larger plant, often more than 40 cm tall, with acute glumes and obtuse lemmas more than 2 mm long. Puccinellia distans is rarely more than 40 cm tall, and has obtuse glumes and usually broadly rounded, truncate or even emarginate lemmas, usually less than 2 mm long.