Eustachys glauca

Common names: Saltmarsh fingergrass
Synonyms: Chloris glauca
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 220.

Culms 60-150 cm, erect. Leaves basally disposed, glaucous; blades to 30 cm long, 4-15 mm wide, flat or folded, apices obtuse. Panicles with 8-24 branches; branches 5-15 cm. Spikelets 1.5-2(2.4) mm; florets 2. Lower glumes 1.2-1.4 mm, acute; upper glumes 1.3-1.8 mm, narrowly oblong, truncate, awned, awns 0.4-0.8 mm; calluses glabrous; lowest lemmas 1.6-2.1 mm, nar¬rowly ovate, dark brown at maturity, veins glabrous, occasionally both keels and veins with a few short, stiff hairs, apices acute, unawned, occasionally mucronate; second lemmas 1-1.3(1.6) mm, oblong, frequently keeled, acute. Caryopses about 1 mm. 2n = unknown.


Miss., Fla., Ala., Ga., N.C., S.C.


Eustachys glauca grows in the margins of low woods and in ditches and brackish marshes. It is endemic to the southeastern United States.

Selected References


Lower Taxa