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Spartina cynosuroidesSpartina cynosuroides

big cordgrass

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS LA

Characteristics

Height: 3.5-10'
Flowers: Aug.-Oct.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.8-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Salinity: 0-10 ppt

Habitat

fresh and brackish tidal marshes, near Mean High tide and above to spring tide level

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

soil stabilizer; not drought toleran; tolerates salinity to 10 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/6780.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004