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Spartina pectinata

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Wetland Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 5'-7'

Bloom Time: July, August

Bloom Color: yellow, green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, deer resistant, fall interest, naturalizing, wetland plant

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)
  • Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)
  • Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

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Description

Spartina pectinata

Also known as:

prairie cordgrass

,

freshwater cordgrass

,

sloughgrass

Scientific Synonyms:

Spartina michauxiana, Spartina pectinata var. suttiei

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Sensitive: WA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae Grass family
Genus Spartina cordgrass
Species Spartina pectinata prairie cordgrass