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Spartina pectinata - Link.

Common Name Prairie Cord Grass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shores and gravels[43] and in marshes and sloughs[162]. Usually found in freshwater marshes, though extending into saline marshes near the coast[236].
Range N. America - Newfoundland and Quebec to Washington and Oregon, south to North Carolina and Texas.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cord Grass


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Spartina pectinata Prairie Cord Grass
Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Spartina pectinata is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.8 m (6ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. It is in flower from May to July. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Spartina michauxiana. Spartina pectinata var. suttiei

Habitats

 Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Thatching

The culms are much used for thatching[162, 257].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in fresh or salt water marshes and in ordinary garden soil[162]. Prefers a deep rich moist soil in sun or light shade[200]. Plants have an invasive root system[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow in a greenhouse in spring and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Plant out in the summer if sufficient growth has been made, otherwise overwinter them in a cold frame and plant them out in the following spring. Division in spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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