Rare Plant Identifiers
Latin Name: Spartina maritima
Common Names: small cordgrass
Designations: European Red Listed
Visit Spartina maritima on the USDA PLANTS Database by clicking HERE.
Visit Spartina densiflora on the USDA PLANTS Database by clicking HERE.
Spartina maritima was less susceptible to invasion by Spartina densiflora under wetter conditions (<+2.59 m over Spanish Hydrographic Zero (SHZ)); biomass (above and below ground), and shoot densities were measures of dominance and competitive potential (Castillo et al. 2008).
Castillo, J., Mateos-Naranjo, E., Nieva, F., and Figueroa, E. 2008. Plant zonation at salt marshes of the endangered cord grass Spartina maritima invaded by Spartina densiflora. Hydrobiologia 614:363-371.