Spartina spartinae

gulf cordgrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 (6) ft    Width: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      green
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Primarily useful for coastal restoration projects.
Propagation: Seed. Division.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts birds.
Native Habitats: Salt marshes, dunes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: