Prairie Cordgrass

Prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) is a tall, rhizomatous grass tolerant of soil salinity and frequent flooding. It commonly grows in marshes, wet meadows, potholes, and flood plains as well as in open dry prairies. Prairie cordgrass can be established by seeding or by rhizome divisions, and it has been widely used for erosion control, wetland vegetation, riparian restoration, stream bank stabilization, wildlife habitat, and forage.

Prairie Cordgrass Fun Facts

The leaf blades are serrated and very sharp

The species is relatively tolerant to flooding and saline conditions

It is invasive in coastal Great Britain

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