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Diplachne maritima E.P. Bicknell. Salt-meadow Grass. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Fresh to brackish marshes, overwash flats, other disturbed brackish habitats. Dist: Along the coast from s. NH south to se. NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: This taxon appears to warrant status as a species separate from D. fascicularis; see Weakley et al. (2011) for discussion of the rationale for recognition.

Synonymy: = F, FlGr, Tat; = Leptochloa fascicularis (Lam.) A.Gray var. maritima (E.P.Bicknell) Gleason – C, G; = Leptochloa maritima (E.P.Bicknell) LeBlond & Sorrie, nom. illeg.; < Diplachne fusca (L.) P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. ssp. fascicularis (Lam.) P.M.Peterson & N.Snow – K3, K4, Snow et al (2018); < Diplachne fusca (L.) P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. var. fascicularis (Lam.) P.M.Peterson & N.Snow – Peterson et al (2012), Snow & Peterson (2012); ? Diplachne procumbens (Muhl.) Nash – S13, blocked; < Leptochloa fascicularis (Lam.) A.Gray – GW1, HC, RAB, S, Va; < Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth ssp. fascicularis (Lam.) N.Snow – FNA25, K1, NY

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 9

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