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Spartina pectinata Link (prairie cord grass), leaves

digital color photograph
Digitization Status
Born digital
Photographic image
Date created
2005 – 2012
Spartina pectinata Link (prairie cord grass), ornamental grass, coarse tough warm season perennial grass typically growing in a dense arching clump to 4-7' tall when in flower, leaves are glossy dark green (to 4' long and to 5/8" wide) having sharp edges and turning yellow in autumn, flower stems rise above the foliage clump in July-August bearing terminal clusters of straw-colored flowers arranged comb-like on cluster branches, commonly called ripgut due to the sharp-edged leaves