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(Plants) a ricegrass which grows in salt marshes
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Noun1.Spartina - grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
cord grass, cordgrass - any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
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These small, semi-terrestrial crabs, about the size of a quarter, are common in tidal areas near spartina grasses where a mixture of mud and sand substrate offers good digging.
"Dorchester County is just acres upon acres of Spartina grasses, needlerushes and loblolly pines.
These 18 square miles of marshes form over a dozen islands of tall phragmite and spartina grasses that help cleanse human abuse while supporting thousands of migratory birds and more sedentary creatures.