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- n. Plural form of cordgrass.
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Cattle grazed on the abundant spartina cordgrasses native to the saltwater meadows.
Salt marshes are dominated by saltmarsh and saltmeadow cordgrasses and black needlerush, while the freshwater marshes of upper Currituck Sound contain bulrush, cattail, sawgrass, and big cordgrass.
Seeds of cordgrasses are important to American black ducks, seaside sparrows, and sharp-tailed sparrows.
Underground stems rhizomes of cordgrasses are heavily consumed by Canada geese and tundra swans in winter, and by snow geese during spring migration.
In fact, all along the Gulf Coast freshwater coastal prairie, grasslands flourished as the terrain rose slightly away from the coastal marshes where saltwater-tolerant cordgrasses and saltgrasses were, and in some places still are, the norm.