- Distichlis spicata, an American grass that can tolerate alkali and salty conditions.
- 2009 September 13, Michael Brick, “Stalking a Majestic Beast With an Eye on the Record Book”, in New York Times:
- Palmer parted the towering saltgrass and pickleweed downwind of the elk.
- Similar salt-tolerant species in the genus Distichlis.
- 2012, S.L. Pearlsteina, R.S. Felgera, E.P. Glenna, J. Harringtond, K.A. Al-Ghaneme, S.G. Nelson, “Nipa (Distichlis palmeri): A perennial grain crop for saltwater irrigation”, in Journal of Arid Environments, DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.02.009, page 60:
- The perennial saltgrass nipa (Distichlis palmeri, Poaceae) is endemic to northern Gulf of California tidal marshes flooded with hypersaline seawater.
- (Distichlis spicata): seashore saltgrass, inland saltgrass, desert saltgrass
- (species in the genus Distichlis): Palmer's grass, nipa grass, Baja grass, Australian salt-grass