- Spartina densiflora is perennial aquatic grass. It grows 1-5 ft. (0.3-1.5 m) tall and is native to South America.
- 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.
- The inflorescence narrow, dense, and cylindrical with branches erect and overlapping.
- 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 - 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
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
CategoriesCategory: Grass or Grasslike
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|