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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

63. Poaceae, the Grass Family

25. Puccinellia Parl. -- Alkaligrass

3. Puccinellia nuttalliana (Schult.) Hitchc. -- Nuttall's alkaligrass

Very similar to P. cusickii, differing mainly as follows: Spikelets purplish or green and becoming stramineous or purplish-brown at maturity; second glume 1-2 mm long; lemmas 1.8-2.5(3) mm long; anthers 0.4-1 mm long. Jun--Jul. Same habitats as P. cusickii; common from ND and MT, s to n and w SD and WY; (WI to B.C., s to KS, NM, n Mex. and CA). P. airoides (Nutt.) Wats. & Coult.
GIF- Species Photo/Drawing

Puccinellia nuttalliana (from Hitchcock 1950, as P. airoides).
GIF- Distribution Map

Map key

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