Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl.
Common Name: ALKALI GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

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.

Locations

Alger County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Bay County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Delta County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2209.