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cord grass

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1. (Plants) a coarse perennial grass of the genus Spartina, characteristically growing in mud or marsh. Also called: rice grass
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Noun1.cord grass - 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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Accumulations and excretion of five heavy metals by the salt-marsh Cord grass Spartina townsendii Grov.
Hand weeding proved effective treatment for reducing biomass of big cord grass during study.
The pocket mouse was captured along Los Olmos Creek in tidal flat vegetation dominated by sea ox-eye, gulf cord grass, and mesquite.
Spartina alterniflora Loisel (Poaceae), smooth cord grass, is a major component of the intertidal marshes from New England to the Gulf of Mexico.
An accelerated rate of sea-level rise has allowed cord grass (Spartina alterniflora) to migrate shoreward (1).
THERE is a problem with Spartina Anglica (common cord grass) spreading across mud flats on Holy Island.
WE REACHED THE EDGE OF THE RIVER VEGETATION, WHICH TURNED FROM SCATTERED OAK-LIKE TREES AND SCRUB TO REEDS AND CORD GRASS. THE HIPPO GRUNTING WAS COMING LOUDER AND ONE OF THE PHS TOLD ME THEY HAD LEFT THE SAFETY OF THE WATER AND WERE NOW ON LAND.
The narrow salt marsh fringing the muddy Humber is made up of those salt loving perennials, cord grass, sea plantain, scurvy grass and sea aster, and the entire tangled mass of bleached vegetation is the winter home of wren and snipe.
These interesting little horses graze primarily on salt-marsh cord grass, salt-meadow hay and beach grass.
Look for this "needle grass" mainly in the interior marsh, while smooth cord grass ("spartina") grows more prevalent toward the outer marsh.
The stone can be found in the steps on Pier 1 and in the seating area near a newly established tidal marsh--planted with smooth cord grass and intended as a home to marine and aquatic bird life.
This creates a platform to include at least some bioethanol producing plants, such as corn, reed canary grass, cord grass, sorghum, switchgrass, and miscanthus into this FA phytoremediation project.