Taxon  Report   7701 
Spartina foliosa  Trin.
California cord grass,  California cordgrass, Pacific cordgrass
Spartina foliosa
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Spartina foliosa
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Spartina foliosa
© Gerald and Buff Corsi2005 California Academy of Sciences
Spartina foliosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Spartina foliosa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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: May 25, 2016).

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