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Spartina alterniflora Loisel. var. glabra
(Muhl. ex Bigelow) Fernald
Saltmarsh cordgrass, Smooth cordgrass

Spartina alterniflora
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern North America and the northeastern coast of South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Spartina alterniflora var. glabra available from :

Spartina alterniflora var. glabra has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native

Spartina alterniflora var. glabra has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Spartina alterniflora var. glabra has been found in the following habitat :
Tidal Marsh

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Spartina alterniflora
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Spartina alterniflora
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Spartina alterniflora
Copyright by: Shirley Denton