Spartina
cordgrass
7 species
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Spartina alterniflorasaltwater cordgrass, smooth cordgrass
Distribution: Introduced in Pacific County, Washington; common along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
Habitat: Along the coast in brackish water.
Origin: Introduced from the Atlantic coast of North America
Flowers: August - September
Spartina anglicaEnglish cordgrass
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Spartina densifloraChilean cordgrass
Origin: Introduced from Chile
Spartina gracilisalkali cordgrass
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Spartina patenssaltmeadow cordgrass
Origin: Introduced from the Atlantic Coast of North America
Spartina pectinatafreshwater cordgrass, prairie cordgrass
Distribution: Eastern Washington and Oregon, east to Newfoundland and North Carolina.
Habitat: Ditches, ponds, and fresh-water marshes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Spartina ×townsendiiTownsend's cordgrass
Origin: Introduced from Europe