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Spartina bakeri Merrill. Sand Cordgrass. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Brackish marshes, marsh edges, also wet coastal hammocks under Sabal palmetto, Quercus virginiana, and Juniperus silicicola. Dist: Se. SC south to s. FL, west to Panhandle FL.

ID notes: Along with Spartina spartinae, distinctive among our species in its densely clumped growth form.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA25, GW1, HC, K1, K3, S, WH3; = n/a – RAB; = Spartina bakerii Merr. – SFla, orthographic variant; = Sporobolus bakeri (Merr.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela – FlGr, K4, Peterson et al (2014a)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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