Pest Photo

Fred Weinmann USGS

Common cordgrass

Spartina anglica

Common cordgrass (Spartina anglica) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in Puget Sound in 1961.

It was intentionally planted for cattle fodder and/or reclamation purposes into temperate estuaries. This grass spreads aggressively by radial growth of stout, white rhizomes.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.