Cord grasses

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Spartina species

Native to Florida

cord grasses

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    Several tall and tough native cord grasses are native to Florida. They may first be noticed colonizing large areas of salt marshes and freshwater marshes. There may be many or no medium-large inflorescences on top of and among the many long leaves. Depending upon species, the leaf blades may be flat or they may be completely rolled, large and needle-like. Cord grasses are eaten by geese, ducks and other water birds and wildlife.

    Cord grasses are grasses. from rhizomes; stems erect, 1-7 ft. tall; leaf blades on stems; inflorescence a raceme or spike; spikelets in two rows on lower sides of branches.