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Puccinellia nuttalliana

Puccinellia nuttalliana (Schult.) Hitchc.

Nuttall's Alkaligrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Puccinellia airoides, Puccinellia cusickii

USDA Symbol: PUNU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , ME , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Puccinellia nuttalliana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Puccinellia nuttalliana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Puccinellia nuttalliana


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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