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Spartina densiflora (denseflower cordgrass)

Synonyms: Chauvinia chilensis; Spartina juncea var. laxiflora; Spartina juncea var. montevidensis; Spartina montevidensis; Spartina patagonica

Wikipedia Abstract

Spartina densiflora is a species of grass known by the common name dense-flowered cordgrass. It is native to the coastline of southern South America, where it is a resident of salt marshes. It is also known on the west coast of the North America and parts of the Mediterranean coast as an introduced species and in some areas a noxious weed.
View Wikipedia Record: Spartina densiflora

Invasive Species

Spartina densiflora is an invasive cordgrass that primarily inhabits marsh and wetland environments. It is an extremely aggressive species that is capable of outcompeting native plants in their local ecosystems. The rapid growth rate and lack of dormancy period make Spartina densiflora a threat to local biodiversity in regions where it is invasive.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Grass


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Southern Iberia Portugal, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Western Iberia Portugal, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use


North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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