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n. - Grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands.

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  • The vegetation on her shoes was identified as Spartina alterniflora.
  • There is a nonnative salt marsh plant, Spartina, that is threatening to disrupt native saltwater ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Here in coastal Georgia, nearly 90% of the marsh is covered by one species of plant, smooth cordgrass, known as Spartina alterniflora.
  • The project targets a cordgrass called Spartina densiflora that dominates large tracts of Humboldt Bay and the Eel and Mad river estuaries. for more
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