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Bunch Cord Grass

Sporobolus bakeri (Merr.) P. M. Peterson & Saarela

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Spartina bakeri Merrill, Bull. U. S. Dep. Agr. PI. Ind 9: 14. 1902.
spartina juncea var. Bakeri St. Yves, Candollea S: 27, 91. 1932. (Based on S. Bakeri Merrill.)
Culms 1-2 meters tall, in large dense very tough clumps, erect from very short knotty rhizomes, sometimes with fascicles of branches at the nodes; sheaths usually much longer than the internodes, rounded on the back; ligule ciliate, 0.5-2 mm. long; blades elongate, 4-8 mm. wide at the base, firm, involute or rarely flat, glabrous on the lower surface, very scabrous on the upper surface and on the margins; panicle 10-20 cm. long; spikes 5-12, 3-6 cm. long, approximate but not crowded, appressed or narrowly ascending, sessile, or the lower with a peduncle as much as 1 cm. long, the rachis glabrous or very sparsely scabrous on the margins; spikelets closely appressed, 6-8 mm. long; glumes acute or acuminate, scabrous, especially on the keels, the first about half as long as the lemma, the second exceeding it; lemma 5-6 mm. long, subacute or obtuse, shallowly lobed, more or less scabrous on the keel and on the margins; palea slightly exceeding the lemma.
Type locality: Lake Ola, Florida (C. H. Baker 14).
Distribution: Sandy or marshy ground, usually near the coast. South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
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Albert Spear Hitchcock, Jason Richard Swallen, Agnes Chase. 1939. (POALES); POACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 17(8). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Spartina bakeri

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Spartina bakeri is a species of grass known by the common names sand cordgrass[1] and bunch cordgrass. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it grows along the coast and in inland freshwater habitat in Florida.[2]

This species forms dense bunches up to 20 feet wide with stems up to 4 feet tall. The wiry leaves are light green on the undersides and darker on top.[3] During winter the plant is more brown than during summer, when it is brownish-green.

This grass grows in aquatic and semiaquatic habitat, including beaches,[2] ponds, and more upland sites. It may be used to control erosion and can tolerate flooding.[3] It can be grown as an ornamental.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Spartina bakeri". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Spartina bakeri. Grass Manual Treatment.
  3. ^ a b c Spartina bakeri. University of Florida IFAS.
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Spartina bakeri: Brief Summary

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Spartina bakeri is a species of grass known by the common names sand cordgrass and bunch cordgrass. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it grows along the coast and in inland freshwater habitat in Florida.

This species forms dense bunches up to 20 feet wide with stems up to 4 feet tall. The wiry leaves are light green on the undersides and darker on top. During winter the plant is more brown than during summer, when it is brownish-green.

This grass grows in aquatic and semiaquatic habitat, including beaches, ponds, and more upland sites. It may be used to control erosion and can tolerate flooding. It can be grown as an ornamental.

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