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Walk The Trail: Quincy Salt Marsh TrailStop 13

Saltmeadow Cordgrass - Spartina patens

This grass is found mostly in the upper marsh area where it is flooded irregularly, sometimes only monthly during spring and storm tides. It adapts to the high salinity by secreting salt through special glands. It is a low to medium spreading grass, often forming cowlicked mats. The stem is slender, wire-like and hollow. Saltmeadow Cordgrass flowers from late June to October.


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