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Common Cord-grass

Spartina anglica

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Overlapping spikelets in 2 rows of the grass stem.
Fruit:
Seeds, but only present on one side of the flower stalk.
Leaves:
Yellow-green pointed leaf blades, up to 45cm long and 1.5cm wide. Clustered at the base and alternate up the stems. The leaves are entire and often with their margins rolled inwards.
Maximum Size:
130cm tall.
Other Names:
English Cordgrass, Rice Grass, Salt Marsh-grass.
Habitats:
Mudflats, saltmarshes, wetland.