prairie cordgrass

(Spartina pectinata)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

prairie cordgrass

NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACW - Facultative wetland

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

Common

Habitat

Wet to moderate moisture. Prairies, meadows, streambanks. Full sun.

Floweing

August to September

     
Height

6 to 9

     

Identification

 

 
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Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Poaceae (grass)

 

No Rank:

PACMAD clade

 

Subfamily:

Chloridoideae

 

Tribe:

Zoysieae

 

Subtribe:

Sporobolinae

 
Synonyms

Spartina cynosuroides var. aureo-marginata

Spartina cynosuroides f. major

Spartina cynosuroides var. michauxiana

Spartina michauxiana

Spartina michauxiana var. suttiei

Spartina michauxiana var. tenuior

Spartina pectinata f. pectinata

Spartina pectinata var. suttiei

Spartina pectinata f. variegata

 
Common
Names

freshwater cord grass

prairie cord grass

prairie cordgrass

slough grass


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Tom Voigt on Prairie Cord Grass, A.K.A. "Rip Gut," at the Energy Farm
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Tom Voigt on Prairie Cord Grass, A.K.A. "Rip Gut," at the Energy Farm

 
     
  Earthyman Reveals Fall Colors of Prairie Cordgrass
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Earthyman reveals fall colors of Prairie Cordgrass, a forgotten native of the Tallgrass Prairie.

 
     

 

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