General: Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) is a perennial, mat-forming grass that forms extensive "lawns" around salt
marshes and areas with damp, salty soils. Saltgrass is strongly 2-ranked and often yellowish.
Saltgrass is a common component of vegetation associations in wet areas with salty soils (e.g., salt marshes and
moist, alkaline areas) in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats)
and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones. Distichlis is the
common species found in such places.
Around Las Vegas, look for Saltgrass at Salt Creek and Death Valley National Park, at Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon NCA, and at Corn Creek in the Desert National Wildlife Range.