Taxon  Report   7701    
Spartina foliosa  Trin.
California cord grass,  California cordgrass, Pacific cordgrass
Spartina foliosa
© 2011 Sangeet Khalsa
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Spartina foliosa
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Spartina foliosa
© 2016 Simon Gunner
Spartina foliosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Spartina foliosa
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sporobolus foliosus
More information about  Spartina foliosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).