- n. Any of various species of coastal wetland grass in the genus Spartina.
- n. any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
- cord + grass (Wiktionary)
“Drought, salinity, heat and low sediment discharges from rivers have killed cordgrass in Louisiana and caused marshes to brown.”
“Jones pointed to degradation of Gulf wetlands, especially cordgrass marsh, as hurting minnows.”
“Topminnows that remain are found mainly in the region's brackish water in cordgrass marsh.”
“And on the science pages we look into cordgrass and wiregrass - two tough inhabitants of the Lousiana coastal marshes.”
“They are cordgrass and wiregrass, common species that wave in the winds in south Louisiana's coastal marshes.”
“Once upon a time I came across a night heron nesting in the cordgrass.”
“Only endless acres of cordgrass and brackish water.”
“Smooth cordgrass, marshhay cordgrass, and gulf saltgrass dominate in more saline zones.”
“Marshhay cordgrass becomes less important to the south in this region.”
“Coastal prairies are often dominated by sawgrass Cladium jamaicensis, a type of sedge, muhley grass Muhlenbergia filipes, or cordgrass Spartina spp. in coastal areas.”
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