- Spartina anglica is a perennial rhizomatous grass that can grow from 11.8-51.2 in. (30-130 cm) tall.
- Leaves are 13.8-17.7 in. (35-45 cm) long, linear, flat, smooth, firm, green-grey in color with a fine apex, pointed tips, and entire margins. Where the leaf meets the sheath is a dense row of hair.
- Inflorescence is 4.7-15.7 in. (12-40 cm) long with 2-12 spikes that are 5.5-8.3 in. (14-21 cm) long. Flowers are colorless. Flowering periods vary based on the different climates of the plant’s location.
- Seeds are 0.6-0.8 in. (1.5-2 cm) long. Dozens are made by each flower head and are spread by the wind and tide. S. anglica can also spread through underground stems.
- Ecological Threat
- Spartina anglica can be found in mudflats, channels, marshes, and even in meadows. It is native to northern Europe.
Global Invasive Species Database. Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). 2011 
Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Programs, Noxious Weed Control 
University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Natural Heritage Program 
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board 
Flora of China, www.eFloras.org 
USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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