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Spartina gracilis (Alkali cordgrass)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Spartina gracilis

Spartina gracilis Trin.

Alkali Cordgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SPGR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , SK

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: DEW

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