Habitat: estuarine habitats, wetlands
Description: Smooth cord-grass is a robust grass with erect shoots which can reach 1.3m. Deep-rooting perennial, spreading by soft stout fleshy rhizomes, forming large clumps and extensive meadows. Culms erect, stout, many-noded, smooth. Leaves green or greyish-green
Origin and Distribution: This species developed in the south coast of
Impacts: The primary habitat of this species is just below the regular salt marsh communities and in the areas occupied by intertidal Zostera. This is of significant concern to environmental managers as certain species of birds such as the Brent geese depend on this habitat for food. The spartina swards are also cited as creating monocultures.
How did it get here? This species was initially planted in
Where is it found in
- Do not deliberately introduce this species.
- Report all sightings.