Taxon  Report   7699 
Spartina alterniflora  Lois.
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.
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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Spartina alterniflora
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Community:
wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Spartina alterniflora var. glabra
PLANTS: Spartina alterniflora var. pilosa
More information about  Spartina alterniflora
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (SPAL)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 24, 2016).

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