saltmeadow cordgrass USDA PLANTS Symbol: SPPA
U.S. Nativity: Native
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Spartina patens (Ait.) Muhl.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): marshhay cordgrass, salt meadow cordgrass
Native Range: sw Newfoundland to lower St. Lawrence R., Que, s. to VA; inland in w NY and se Mich. Native to se US. ( Fernald 1950 HICK)

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T. Forney, Oregon Department of Agriculture,
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Stem(s); collar and sheath.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998