denseflower cordgrass
Spartina densiflora Brongn.


Overview

Appearance
Spartina densiflora is perennial aquatic grass. It grows 1-5 ft. (0.3-1.5 m) tall and is native to South America.
Foliage
Leaf (blade) margins in-rolled, 1/8 to 1/3 inches wide at the base. Blade at a 15-35 degree angle to the stem. Internodes firm.
Flowers
The inflorescence narrow, dense, and cylindrical with branches erect and overlapping.
Fruit
Seeds are 0.25-0.4 in. (0.6-1 cm) long and smooth. S. densiflora reproduces by seed and rarely rhizomes.
Ecological Threat
S. densiflora is a nonnative grass species that invades the middle tidal zones in estuaries where it aggressively out competes native grasses, sedges and salicornia stands.
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EDDMapS Distribution

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State Regulated List

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

Taxonomic Rank


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Spartina
Subject: Spartina densiflora Brongn.

Categories


Plants - Grass or Grasslike