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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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Plant(s)
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Infestation
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Flower(s)
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Stem(s)
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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

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

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Spartina

Other System Links

Plants: SPDE2
GRIN: 416236
ITIS: 505303
NPDN Pest: PCACXBF

Categories

Category: Grass or Grasslike