Spartina bakeri

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Spartina bakeri
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Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Spartina
Species: S. bakeri
Binomial name
Spartina bakeri
Merr.

Spartina bakeri is a species of grass known by the common names sand cordgrass[1] and bunch cordgrass. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it grows along the coast and in inland freshwater habitat in Florida.[2]

This species forms dense bunches up to 20 feet wide with stems up to 4 feet tall. The wiry leaves are light green on the undersides and darker on top.[3] During winter the plant is more brown than during summer, when it is brownish-green.

This grass grows in aquatic and semiaquatic habitat, including beaches,[2] ponds, and more upland sites. It may be used to control erosion and can tolerate flooding.[3] It can be grown as an ornamental.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spartina bakeri". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Spartina bakeri. Grass Manual Treatment.
  3. ^ a b c Spartina bakeri. University of Florida IFAS.