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Spartina pectinata Link
Common Name: CORDGRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Most characteristic of marshes, wet prairies, and sandy shores, but sometimes in dry sand, especially near the Great Lakes shores.

A tall grass (up to 2 m or more) with rough foliage and abundant distinctive strong rhizomes; these are very effective soil binders.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Macomb County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2227.