categoryZGrasses Grasses List 

COMMON SALTMARSH-GRASS

Puccinellia maritima

Grasses Family [Poaceae]

month8jun month8june month8jul month8july

category
category8Grasses
status
statusZnative
flower
flower8cream
type
typeZspiked
stem
stem8round

23rd July 2016, Green Beach, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
A short saltmarsh-grass which grows up to 80cm and is often semi-prostrate, as here. It is also half-buried by sand here.


23rd July 2016, Green Beach, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
A perennial (usually) grass which is greyish-green in colour, growing on wetter saltmarshes.


23rd July 2016, Green Beach, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD


Easily confused with : Flower () [a plant of similar name]

Not to be semantically confused with : Flower () [a plant with similar name]

Easily mistaken for : Flower ()

Easily mis-identified as : Flower ()

Hybridises with : Flower ()

Some similarities to : Flower ()

Slight resemblance to : Flower ()

Superficial resemblance to : Flower ()

Lookee-Likees : Flower ()

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

No relation to : Flower () [a plant with similar name].


  Puccinellia maritima  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Poaceae  

Distribution
 family8Grasses family8Poaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Puccinellia
Puccinellia
(Saltmarsh-Grasses)

COMMON SALTMARSH-GRASS

Puccinellia maritima

Grasses Family [Poaceae]