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Alkali Cordgrass - Spartina gracilis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Stems 40–80 cm. Leaves: blades 3–5 mm wide; ligule 1–1.2 mm long. Inflorescences of 4 to 8 secund lateral spikes often appressed to the main rachis, each 3–4 cm long and with 20 to 30 spikelets. Spikelets 7–9 mm long, glumes awnless or awn-tipped. Lemmas distally smooth (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout western and north central N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 26

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