Prairie Cord Grass

Spartina pectinata


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It and Bluejoint Grass are the two most important prairie grasses in the wet areas at Fermilab. When the settlers were in the treeless prairie, they would bundle the grass to make logs for burning.

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Last Update: May 18, 1998