SCIENTIFIC NAME: Spartina pectinata
COMMON NAMES: Prairie Cordgrass, Sloughgrass, Freshwater Cordgrass, Rip Gut
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug, Sept
- The rootstocks & seed heads are eaten by the Canada Goose.
- The seeds can cling to the fur of animals or clothing of humans; this spreads the seeds to new locations.
- It is an important source of protective cover and nesting habitat for many wetland birds and other kinds of wildlife.