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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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We did not observe adults during the sampling of other coastal spartinas, smooth cordgrass (S.
bakeri are stem borers known from other spartinas (Stiling & Strong 1984; White et al.
The beetle was found in North Carolina from May to Oct on Spartina patens (Ait.) Muhl.
Here, we report adults from 2 native grasses, sand cordgrass (Spartina bakeri Merr.) and salt-meadow cordgrass (S.
dolus (Wilson 1982; Heady and Wilson 1990) are restricted to coastal salt marshes, where they feed exclusively on cordgrass (Spartina) (Denno et al.
Salt marshes in southern California and Baja California are widely separated by unsuitable habitats, and within these habitats Spartina grows as a fragmented archipelago of small patches (Zedler 1982, 1993; Zedler et al.
This result was particularly surprising given that Spartina marshes form an approximately one-dimensional ribbon of habitat, the situation in which isolation by distance is expected to be greatest (Slatkin and Maddison 1990; Slatkin 1993).
Variable reproductive output among clones of Spartina alterniflora (Poaceae) invading San Francisco Bay, California: the influence of herbivory, pollination, and establishment site.
dolus, are native residents of the intertidal marshes along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts of North America where they feed and develop exclusively on cordgrass (Spartina) (Denno et al.
Two species of closely related perennial cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora Lois.
dolus occur sympatrically along much of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America where they feed and develop exclusively on Spartina alterniflora (Denno et al.
At most Pacific coast locations the structure of the Spartina foliosa marsh is not comparable to S.