Herb: Prairie Cord Grass


Latin name: Spartina pectinata


Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
180 cm
(6 feet)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of Prairie Cord Grass:

Shores and gravels and in marshes and sloughs. Usually found in freshwater marshes, though extending into saline marshes near the coast.

Other uses of the herb:

The culms are much used for thatching.

Propagation of Prairie 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:

Shores and gravels and in marshes and sloughs. Usually found in freshwater marshes, though extending into saline marshes near the coast.

Medicinal use of Prairie Cord Grass:

None known

Known hazards of Spartina pectinata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.