Species Factsheet

Spartina anglica


Complete name: Spartina anglica C.E. Hubbard
Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta » Magnoliophyta » Liliopsida » Poales » Poaceae » Spartina anglica
Authors: Dan Minchin
Last updated: January 7th, 2008

Common Names

Common cord grass, rice grass, Townsend's grass.


Spartina anglica C. E. Hubb.
Spartina townsendii H. & J. Groves

Short Description

A coarse-leaved grass of ~1m in height. It colonizes the upper tidal level of estuaries and lagoons. They form tussocks which over time grow and knit into each other to form meadows.