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Spreading Alkaligrass - Puccinellia distans

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems 10–50 cm. Leaves: blades 2–4 mm wide, flat or inrolled. Inflorescence a pyramidal panicle 5–18 cm long. Spikelets 3–6 mm long. Lemmas 1.5–2 mm long, with a blunt tip (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout N. American but absent from the southeast region (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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