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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Saltmarsh Cordgrass, Smooth Cordgrass
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Habitats:||Salt marsh, tidal flats, beaches.|
|Recommended Uses:||Used for shoreline protection. A major saltmarsh plant. Useful for erosion control.|
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
Birds and other animals eat the seeds.
Larval food for Louisiana eyed silkmoth (Automeris louisiana)