graceful salt tolerant grass found just above the mean high tide
Found in the high marsh zone above mean high tide. Spartina patens or Salt Marsh hay as it is
forms large mats of foliage and is important as a buffer against shore line erosion and
Slender, wiry leaves that recurve down toward the base giving a graceful, hay like
Plants stand 1-3' in height.
Inflorescence is a panicle bearing flowers and seeds on only
one side of the stalk. Flowering period is from late June into October