Details of this species in California
Source: USDA, NRCS 2008; Cal IPC, 2006
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
The California Invasive Plant Inventory categorizes
non-native invasive plants that threaten
the state’s wildlands. Spartina densiflora is rated as 'High' based on an evaluation which considers ecological impacts, invasion potential and ecological distribution. (High: These species have severe ecological impacts on physical processes, plant and animal communities, and vegetation structure. Their reproductive biology and other attributes are conducive to moderate to high rates of dispersal and establishment. Most are widely distributed ecologically). S. densiflora scores a 'High' for impacts, 'Moderate' for invasiveness and 'Limited' for distribution.
It has invaded the San Francisco and Humboldt Bay salt marshes.
Please follow this link for California-county distributional map for Spartina densiflora
Last Modified: 19/05/2008 9:44:59 a.m.