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Spartina pectinata Link. Prairie Cordgrass, Slough Grass. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Calcareous and mafic fens, banks of rivers and lakes, spray cliffs below waterfalls, rocky or sandy flood-scoured riverside grasslands, tidal freshwater (oligohaline) marshes, swamps, calcareous oak flatwoods and prairies. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to WA, south to ne. NC, sw. NC, nw. GA (Floyd County), and ne. AL (Cherokee County), w. to n. LA, TX, and NM.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FNA25, G, GW1, HC, Il, K1, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV; = Spartina michauxiana Hitchc. – S; = Sporobolus michauxianus (Hitchc.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela – NY, Peterson et al (2014a); > Spartina pectinata Link var. pectinata – F; > Spartina pectinata Link var. suttiei (Farw.) Fernald – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷

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