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Gulf Cordgrass

Gulf Cordgrass
Gulf Cordgrass

© Larry Allain

Spartina spartinae

Family: (Poaceae) Grasses

Habitat: Coastal flats and marshes

Height: 3-4 ft.

Bloom Period: June-October

Description: Perennial. Tolerates occasional standing water. Prefers wet, sandy soils but also grows in clay soils. Forms dense clumps, excellent for coastal restoration.

The Wildlife Connection: Provides nesting habitat and wildlife cover. Mottled Ducks use gulf cordgrass to nest.

Propagation Tips: Large clumps may be divided. Can be grown from seed, but propagation by division or transplanting is most successful.

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