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Any of several perennial coastal grasses of the genus Spartina, some of which form colonies in salt marshes.


(Plants) a coarse perennial grass of the genus Spartina, characteristically growing in mud or marsh. Also called: rice grass


(ˈkɔrdˌgræs, -ˈgrɑs)

any of several grasses of the genus Spartina, of coastal wetlands.
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Noun1.cordgrass - any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Spartina, Spartina - grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands
salt reed grass, Spartina cynosuroides - tall reedlike grass common in salt meadows
freshwater cordgrass, prairie cordgrass, slough grass, Spartina pectinmata - North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns
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Halfa grass, big cordgrass, and salt reed-grass textureSHUTTERSTOCK Image Credit: WAM
Effect of saltmarsh cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, invasion stage on Cerithidea cingulata (Caenogastropoda: Potamididae) distribution: a case study from a tidal flat of Western Pacific Ocean, China.
Dominated by smooth cordgrass (Spartina alternifiora) and black needlerush (Juncus roemerianus), GOM salt marshes also export large amounts of secondary production, including that of ecologically and economically important shrimp species, to the offshore ecosystem (Boesch & Turner 1984, Zimmerman et al.
Prairie cordgrass Spartina pectinata Bosc ex Link Western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.
Joshi R, Ramanarao MV, Baisakh N (2013) Arabidopsis plants constitutively overexpressing a myo-inositol 1 phosphate synthase gene (SaINOl) from the halophyte smooth cordgrass exhibits enhanced level of tolerance to salt stress.
The marsh restoration will be constructed by hydraulically dredging bay bottom sediments from designated borrow areas and optional access channels, then pumping the sediments into designated restoration areas to specified elevations determined suitable for the planting and establishment of smooth cordgrass, spartina alterniflora.
Similarly, use of transplants, sod, and small plugs of wetland soil, have been effective in introducing a number of wetland species, including Spartina foliosa, California cordgrass, to sites (Tmka 1998, Zedler 2001, Mitsch and Gosselink 2010).
A row of rooms and a small office with a crisp US flag fluttering from an eave faced a narrow, too-steep beach, half of it dirt riddled with sea oats, cordgrass and beach morning glory, half sand.
Tinker sat at heel on the bow of my 20-foot Jones Brothers Bateau, watching the cordgrass intently for any sign of movement.
granulata inhabit almost all zones of the intertidal, the soft bare sediments flats and areas with the cordgrass Spartina densiflora, Spartina alterniflora and Sarcocornia perennis (formerly known as Salicornia ambigua) (Botto et al.
Rapid shoreward encroachment of salt marsh cordgrass in response to accelerated sea-level rise.