Cordgrass

Cord Grass

Cord Grass

Cordgrass – (Spartina bakeri)  is also referred to as marsh grass.. This plant grows in fresh water, brackish and salt water environments. It grows in flatwoods, prairies and lake margins. The area where I took this picture would be considered a flatwood or dry prairie. They grow in clumps and have underground stems (rhizomes) that send up new plants and are good to ptotect against soil erosion.  They are native to the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. This clump of cordgrass was photographed along a trail of the Sanibel Captiva Land & Wildlife Conservation Foundation Preserve (SCCF)  on Sanibel Island.  www.sccf.org   The Univ. of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants has a good website and short video of this plant an it’s characteristics.

 

 

 

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