Taxon  Report   7703 
Spartina patens  (Aiton) Muhlenb.
Salt meadow cord grass,  Saltmeadow cordgrass
Spartina patens
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Spartina patens, 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 limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Spartina patens
© 2000 Joe DiTomaso
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Spartina patens var. juncea
PLANTS: Spartina patens var. monogyna
PLANTS: Spartina pumila
PLANTS: Sporobolus pumilus
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 30, 2017).

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