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Marsh Hay Cordgrass -Spartina patens 

Spartina patens
Yes 45,137 0.60 Ln 2


No 0 1.10 Ln 4
No 0 1.80 1g
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Very popular perennial salt tolerant grass up to 2 feet. Found in Zones 7+. Grows in salt marshes, retention ponds, swales, ditches, and other coastal shorelines. Fire resistant. Yellow flower. Salt, flood and sun tolerance. Recruits quickly and helps stabilize soil.

Salt/Flood/Sun Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Marshes * Soil Stability * Low Height

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Muhly Grass-Muhlenbergia capillaries 

Muhlenbergia capillaries
Yes 3,000 0.55 Ln 2

Yes 2,698 1.10 Ln 4
Yes 2,916 1.80 1g

No 0 4.50 3g

Clumping perennial grass recognized by its pink cotton candy like plumes in the fall. Habitats include: prairies, meadows, sandy open fields, swales, coastal areas such as back dunes and barrier island landscapes. Landscape value. Reaches max 5 ft. height. Sun, partial shade, drought, and salt tolerant. Found in Zones 8+.

Salt/Sun/Poor Soil/Drought Tolerance * Erosion Control * Pink Plumes in Fall * Zones 8+

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Panic Grass-Panicum amarum 

Panicum amarum
Yes 97,059 0.45 Ln 2




Rhizomatous perennial coastal grass. Recognized by its wide green grass blades and numerous pellet-like seed heads in late Summer. Habitats include: dunes, beaches, and coastal landscape. Landscape value. Reaches 3.5 ft. height. Seeds in late Summer to early Fall. Sun, drought, and salt tolerant. Often grows in and around Sea Oats and other beach plants. Found beyond Zones 7+.

Zones 7+ * Salt/Sun/Poor Soil/Drought Tolerance * Dune Habitats * Coastal Landscapes * Wildlife

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Purple Lovegrass -Eragrostis spectabilis 

Eragrostis spectabilis
Yes 3,500 0.55 Ln 2

Yes 79 1.10 Ln 4

Yes 1,834 1.80 1g

Perennial with erect, flat leaf blades, which produces seasonal, purple colored spikelets. Grows up to 3 ft. Found througout Florida and Zones 7+. Prefers sandy soils. Sun and drought tolerant. High landscape value. Soil stabilization.

Drought/Sun/Poor Soil Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Medium Size * Soil Stabilization * Purple Spikelets

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Salt Grass-Distichlis spicata 

Distichlis spicata
Yes 4,650 0.65 Ln 2


No 0 1.25 Ln 4

Perennial grass found in coastal areas such as marshes, brackish rivers, and other saltwater shorelines. Salt, sun, poor soil, and drought tolerant. Grass can reach 2 ft. and rhizomes spread out to form dense colonies. Found on slight elevations. Has spike-like blades and narrow, dense spikelets. Found in Zones 7+. Offers dense ground cover and soil stability. Often found in mono-colonies.

Zones 7+ * Salt/Sun/Poor Soil/Drought/Flood Tolerance * Erosion Control * Ground Control

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