Herb: Cord Grass

Latin name: Spartina anglica

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Description of the plant:


130 cm
(4 1/4 foot)

Habitat of Cord Grass:

Tidal mud flats.

Other uses of the herb:

The plants have an extensive root system and can be used for soil stabilization along rivers and marshes.

Propagation of Cord Grass:

Seed - sow in a greenhouse in spring and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Plant out in the summer if sufficient growth has been made, otherwise overwinter them in a cold frame and plant them out in the following spring. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Tidal mud flats.

Medicinal use of Cord Grass:

None known

Known hazards of Spartina anglica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.