Taxon  Report   7702 
Spartina gracilis  Trin.
Alkali cord grass,  Alkali cordgrass
Spartina gracilis
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Spartina gracilis, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Spartina gracilis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Sagebrush Scrub, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Sporobolus hookerianus
More information about  Spartina gracilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Mar 19, 2018).

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