• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Prairie Cordgrass

Cordgrass is a coarse, tough plant that grows in places that are wet for at least part of the year. The blades are not only long with sharp points but the margins of the blade are capable of cutting skin, so be careful.

 
Prairie cordgrass resplendent in its fall colors.
 

Prairie Cordgrass
Spartina pectinata

Find It
Crosby Farm Regional Park

Did You Know?

A barge going underneath a bridge.

Sixty percent of all grain exported from the United States is transported and shipped on the Mississippi River.