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salt hay

n.
Hay prepared from any of several grasses and rushes growing in salt marshes, especially Spartina patens.
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6-ha salty prairie marsh, dominated by Gulf cordgrass (Spartina spartinae), saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens), and eastern baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia).
The Plan prescribed planting smooth and saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina sp.
Then, from more regularly flooded to drier areas, dominant vegetation graded from seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum) to saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens), spiny aster (Leucosyris spinosa = Aster spinosus) and sea ox-eye daisy (Borrichia frutescens), Gulf cordgrass (S.
Considerable amounts of saltmeadow cordgrass, Spartina patens, (12,238 acres)> freshwater marsh (2,301 acres)> hardwood swamps (1,767 acres)> and saltgrass, Distichlis spicata, (1,744 acres) were proposed for alteration (Table 3).
Dominant plant species in the study units included little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus), saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), cutover muhly (Muhlenbergia expansa), marsh elder (Iva angustifolia), longspike tridens (Tridens strictus), panicgrasses (Dichanthelium spp.
Adults (n -182) were beaten from crowns of bunchgrasses; the introduced South African weeping lovegrass, Eragrostis curuula (n = 104), along highways; sand cordgrass, Spartina bakeri (n = 71), in coastal brackish and freshwater marshes and inland swales, as well as in landscape plantings; and saltmeadow cordgrass, S.
Prescribed fires during the winter (Dec-Mar in brackish-saline marsh habitats) are often used specifically to promote waterfowl habitat by regulating species composition of saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens), smooth cordgrass (S.
Dominant plant species include saltmeadow cordgrass and smooth cordgrass with three-square bulrush patchily distributed throughout.
Each nest was constructed by wrapping grass, usually saltmeadow cordgrass, into a ring and tying it into a knot to resemble a small cup (Gabrey et al.
7 m tidal amplitude) and was dominated by saltwater cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), whereas the upper marsh was only infrequently flooded by the highest tides and saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens), saltmarsh sedge (Carex paleacea), and prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) were most common (Beach 1988).
Dominant plant species in the units studied included little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), broom sedge (Andropogon virginicus), saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), cutover muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris vat.
Community type was recorded for each transect based on the dominant plants (little bluestem, saltmeadow cordgrass, or a mixture of these two species).