Calflora
Taxon  Report   7703    
Spartina patens  (Aiton) Muhl.
Salt meadow cord grass,  Saltmeadow cordgrass
Spartina patens
© 2000 Joe DiTomaso
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Spartina patens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Spartina patens
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Spartina
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Spartina patens var. juncea
PLANTS: Spartina patens var. monogyna
PLANTS: Spartina pumila
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More information about  Spartina patens
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPPA)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).