Spartina pectinata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSpartina
SpeciesSpartina pectinata Bosc ex Link
Common Nameprairie cordgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 5.3
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Spartina cynosuroides f. major Spartina cynosuroides f. major St.-Yves
Spartina cynosuroides var. aureo-marginata Spartina cynosuroides var. aureo-marginata W. Irving
Spartina cynosuroides var. michauxiana Spartina cynosuroides var. michauxiana (Hitchc.) St.-Yves
Spartina michauxiana Spartina michauxiana Hitchc.
Spartina michauxiana var. suttiei Spartina michauxiana var. suttiei Farw.
Spartina michauxiana var. tenuior Spartina michauxiana var. tenuior Farw.
Spartina pectinata f. pectinata Spartina pectinata f. pectinata Link
Spartina pectinata f. variegata Spartina pectinata f. variegata Vict.
Spartina pectinata var. suttiei Spartina pectinata var. suttiei Fernald

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Lewis (KY), McCracken (KY), Marshall (KY), Bradley (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Henry (TN), Knox (TN), Lawrence (TN), Loudon (TN), Montgomery (TN), Scott (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 1990

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100157120 McCracken Kentucky 08 Aug 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4446
EKY
Spartina pectinata
BEREA008202 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Spartina pectinata
BEREA008201 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Spartina pectinata
BEREA008203 McCracken Kentucky
BEREA
Spartina pectinata
31973000023598 Campbell Kentucky 20 Sep 1981 Buddell, George
432
KNK
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030277 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030276 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030272 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030313 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030304 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030309 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
UCHT038297 Coffee Tennessee
UCHT
Spartina pectinata
31973000023597 Bracken Kentucky 01 Oct 1983 Buddell, George
2414
KNK
Spartina pectinata
31973000023599 Lewis Kentucky 24 Sep 1983 Buddell, George
3286
KNK
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030305 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030273 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030306 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030274 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030311 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030312 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030307 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030310 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030308 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
TENN-V-0030275 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Spartina pectinata
UCHT038298 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Spartina pectinata
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