Taxon  Report   7699    
Spartina alterniflora  Loisel.
Salt water cord grass,  Smooth cordgrass
Spartina alterniflora, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Observation Search
(38 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Spartina alterniflora var. glabra
PLANTS: Spartina alterniflora var. pilosa
PLANTS: Sporobolus alterniflorus
More information about  Spartina alterniflora

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2020).