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- n. cordgrass
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses, of the tribe Paniceæ.
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- n. grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands
Van Heerden's assessment team showed me around Casse-tete Island in Timbalier Bay, where new shoots of spartina grasses were sprouting in oiled marshes, and new leaves were growing on the first black mangroves I had ever seen that were actually black.
Cattle grazed on the abundant spartina cordgrasses native to the saltwater meadows.
The roots of spartina grass help hold the marsh soil and provide a footing for oysters and ribbed mussels.
The narrow wooden jetty behind the Inn stretched at least a hundred feet out into the sparkling inlet, past the shallows where the spartina and sea oats swayed near the shore and out into deeper water where you could tie up a boat or do some fishing if you were so inclined.
A soft, warm breeze rustled the sea oats and gracefully swayed the spartina grass, making ripples in the still waters that stretched in a half-moon around them.
On both sides, spartina and needlerush arrowed from sparkling amber toward an immaculate blue sky.
The dominant plant species in coastal Louisiana is the spartina, better known as smooth cordgrass or salt-marsh cordgrass.
Green spartina grass swayed in the breeze one recent day as barn swallows skimmed by.
It is certain that some of the heavily oiled spartina in Louisiana will die.
He recalled that after the 1974 spill the beach grasses, called spartina, which had grown like luxuriant matting along the shore, died.
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