Spartina spartinae (Trin.) Merr. ex Hitchc.
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Vilfa spartinae
USDA Symbol: SPSP
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , LA , MS , TX
Native Distribution: Southeastern North America from Florida to Texas south to Costa Rica and in the Caribbean. Southern South America in Argentina and Paraguay.
Native Habitat: Tidal flats, lagoons, Marshes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy, Saline tolerant
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May 23, 2007
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Spartina spartinae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Spartina spartinae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Spartina spartinae
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff