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Spartina spartinae (Gulf cordgrass)
Fannon, Carolyn

Spartina spartinae

Gulf cordgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

USDA Symbol: SPSP

USDA Native Status:

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , LA , MS , TX
Native Habitat: Tidal flats, lagoons, Marshes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy, Saline tolerant

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Reseeding with Gulf cordgrass, Spartina spartinae
May 23, 2007
Are the seeds of Spartina spartinae sterile? If not, when is the best time to harvest for replanting? We are involved in the restoration of the Bahia Grande section of the Laguna Atascosa National Wi...
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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Spartina spartinae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Spartina spartinae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Spartina spartinae

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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