(also spartina grass)
A plant of a genus that comprises the cordgrasses.
- Genus Spartina, family Gramineae.
- Determined to get a river view, I climbed a high bank and looked across windswept spartina grass.
- Decaying spartina grass breaks into small pieces called detritus fueling the bottom of the food chain.
- These are the mudflats that the alien spartina we have introduced is now turning to meadows.
Modern Latin, from Greek spartinē 'rope'.
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