Prairie Cordgrass - Spartina pectinata
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Stems 1–2 m. Leaves: blades 3–5 mm wide; ligule 2–3 mm long. Inflorescences of 8 to 15 secund lateral spikes often appressed to the main rachis, each 3–4 cm long and with 20 to 30 spikelets. Spikelets 10–20 mm long, glumes short-awned. Lemmas distally scabrous (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout much of North America excepting the very southwest and southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Johnson, S. R., and A. K. Knapp. 1995. The influence of fire on Spartina pectinata wetland communities in a northeastern Kansas tallgrass prairie. Canadian Journal of Botany 73:84-90.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Trout, R.G. 1978. Small mammal abundance and distribution in the Missouri River Breaks, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 64 p.