Spartina alterniflora


Common Names: Smooth cordgrass, saltmarsh cordgrass, salt-water cord grass
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Grasses


It grows 3 to 5 feet tall and has smooth, hollow stems which bear leaves up to 20 to 60 cm long and 1.5 cm wide at their base, which are sharply tapered and bend down at their tips. It produces flowers and seeds on only one side of the stalk. The flowers are a yellowish-green, turning brown by the winter.

It is found in intertidal wetlands, especially estuarine salt marshes.

Primary Flower Color: Green
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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