Spartina pectinata, Prairie Cordgrass


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Aquatic animal habitat support:
Average Wildlife Value:
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
Erosion Control:
FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands:
Flood Tolerant:
Grass/ Sedge/ Rush:
Herbaceous Emergent:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Saline tolerant:
Salt Tolerant:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Small Mammals:
Threatened / Endangered:
Wet soil (Tidal):
Full Sun:
Spartina pectinata

Common Name(s): Prairie cordgrass

Mature height : 4-7ft

Bloom Time:July-September

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Soil moisture: Wet

Soil Ph:5.3-7.5

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Sandy soil, coarse texture

Salinity: 0-35ppt

Native Habitat: coastal salt and brackish tidal marshes, irregularly flooded marsh at or above mean high tide

Notes: Forms large mats, excellent for shore erosion control, stabilization

Flood Tolerant Erosion Control

Average Wildlife Value: SongbirdsGame Birds Small Mammals Waterfowl

OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands

Native to Coastal Regions

Threatened / Endangered:Oregon, Washington

Native Perennial Grass / Sedge / Rush

Native Herbaceous Emergent

Aquatic animal habitat support