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Spartina cynosuroides (Linnaeus) Roth. Giant Cordgrass. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Brackish (mesohaline and oligohaline) and freshwater tidal marshes, especially along margins of tidal creeks. Dist: MA south to FL, west to e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, FNA25, G, GW1, HC, K1, K3, NE, RAB, S, Tat, Tx, Va, WH3; = Sporobolus cynosuroides (L.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela – FlGr, K4, NY, Peterson et al (2014a); > Spartina cynosuroides (L.) Roth – S13; > Spartina cynosuroides (L.) Roth var. cynosuroides – F; > Spartina cynosuroides (L.) Roth var. polystachya (Michx.) Beal – F; > Spartina polystachya (Michx.) Willd. – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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