Spartina spartinae

Gulf Cordgrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Grass
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Primarily useful for coastal restoration projects.
Propagation:Seed. Division.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Attracts birds.  Nesting and resting habitat.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Salt marshes, dunes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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