Townsend's Cord Grass
Spartina x townsendii
Herb: Townsend's Cord Grass
Latin name: Spartina x townsendii
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Townsend's Cord Grass:Tidal mud flats.
Other uses of the herb:The plants have an extensive root system and they are much planted in tidal flats for erosion control.
Propagation of Townsend's 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. This species is a hybrid and is therefore unlikely to breed true from seed. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Tidal mud flats.
Medicinal use of Townsend's Cord Grass:None known
Known hazards of Spartina x townsendii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.