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Habit: Perennial herb, generally with rhizomes. Stem: erect, unbranched. Leaf: basal and cauline; sheath open, > internodes, glabrous, margin of sheath opening sometimes with long, shaggy hairs; ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.5--2 mm; blade flat to inrolled, long tapered, upper surface ridged. Inflorescence: panicle-like; each spike-like branch with 2 rows of overlapping spikelets on lower side of axis. Spikelet: laterally compressed, sessile, breaking below glumes, falling as 1 unit; glumes firmly membranous, obtuse to acuminate or with a small, sharp point, unequal, upper 1--3(5)-veined, generally > floret, lower 1-veined, < floret; floret 1; lemma 1(3)-veined, acute, awned or not, firmly membranous; palea +- = lemma, 2-veined. Fruit: achene-like, seed free from thin ovary wall.
Species In Genus: 15 species: America, Europe, Africa. Etymology: (Greek: a cord) Note: Spartina anglica C.E. Hubb
eFlora Treatment Author: John R. Baird & John W. Thieret
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to SpartinaPrevious taxon: Sorghum halepense
Next taxon: Spartina alterniflora
Citation for this treatment: John R. Baird & John W. Thieret 2016. Spartina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11177, accessed on December 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 08, 2016.