Puccinellia distans ssp borealis; the Reflexed Saltmarsh-grass is best characterized by by the reflexed branchlets of the maturing inflorescence. This differentiates it from P. maritima. Also before maturing the inflorescence is more open. The spikelets have 5-7 flowers.
The Reflexed Saltmarsh-grass is common along sandy and rocky shores. It is also found more inland. It is less confined to salinity as P. maritima
See also note on the names on the page of P. maritma
The Reflexed Saltmarsh-grass is a member of the grass family (Poaceae, also known as Gramineae). The Icelandic name of the Reflexed Saltmarsh-grass is Varpafitjungur.