Taxon  Report   10746 
Spartina alterniflora Lois. × Spartina foliosa Trin.
Hybrid smooth cord grass
Spartina alterniflora × Spartina foliosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high - ALERT (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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