Spartina (salt marsh grass) stand showing the white flowers on some

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Spartina (salt marsh grass) stand showing the white flowers on some

By Bonnie L. Grant Smooth cordgrass is a true grass native to North America. It is a coastal wetland plant that reproduces prolifically in moist to submerged soils. Growing smooth cordgrass as a garden plant imparts oceanside beauty and ease of care. It is also important in establishing wild plant stands for birds and as a food source for snow geese. Learn how to grow smooth cordgrass and create a wild space for animals, birds and to promote native plantings. Smooth Cordgrass Info If you live on the Atlantic Coast, you have probably noticed the tall feathery grasses on beaches, wetlands and marshes. This is smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). What is cordgrass? It is widely dispersed in the southwest and eastern coastal regions. This saltwater-loving plant can be used in landscaping as an ornamental plant, but is also important wildlife cover and as a dune stabilizer. It prefers periods of

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