Taxon  Report   7699 
Spartina alterniflora  Loisel.
Salt water cord grass,  Smooth cordgrass
Spartina alterniflora
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Spartina alterniflora
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Spartina alterniflora, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Spartina alterniflora
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Spartina alterniflora var. glabra
PLANTS: Spartina alterniflora var. pilosa
PLANTS: Sporobolus alterniflorus
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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