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Spartina alterniflora

Smooth cordgrass

Spartina alterniflora is a grass native to the coastal plain throughout the southeast. It is the dominant plant of salt marshes in our area. It grows best with full sun and wet soils. It can grow up to eight feet tall and is evergreen. It provides useful cover for wildlife. It spreads via rhizomes, and has a tendency to form monocultures. Spartina alterniflora works well for restoration projects.

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Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 12'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (OBL) Obligate wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Evergreen
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fast Growing / Vigorous
  • Summer Bloomer

Planting Zone

  • Salt Marsh
  • Salt Marsh Edge
  • Living Shoreline

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Wetland Mitigation