Prairie Cord Grass
Herb: Prairie Cord Grass
Latin name: Spartina pectinata
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Description of the plant:
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.