Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum
Stems 15–30 cm, puberulent and often villous or short-pilose; branches decumbent to ascending, distals usually overtopping central spike. Spikes: bract margins entire or slightly notched. Flowers: corolla-tube and abaxial lip pale-yellow to white, galea purple-red or brown-red. Seeds 15–20, 1.5–2.5 mm. 2n = 30.
Phenology: Flowering May–Oct.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes.
Elevation: 0–10 m.
Calif., Mexico (Baja California)
Plants intermediate between the coastal subsp. maritimum and the inland subsp. canescens have been found in southern California.