Herbaceous Species

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Herbaceous Species2017-07-29T22:34:12+00:00

Herbaceous species BTNEP selects for grow out and use in our restoration projects are selected for use in a variety of habitats within our estuaries. These herbaceous species are adapted to the environment they are utilized in and provide food and/or habitat for fish, birds and animals and stabilize soil through reduction of erosion from wind or wave energy.

Herbaceous species utilized for maritime ridge forest restoration projects:

  • Marshhay cordgrass (Spartina patens)
  • Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum)
  • Bitter panicum (Panicum amarum)
  • Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)
  • Coastal dropseed (Sporobolus virginicus)
  • Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)
  • Gulf bluestem (Schizachyrium maritimum)

Herbaceous species utilized for dune restoration:

  • Bitter panicum (Panicum amarum)
  • Marshhay cordgrass (Spartina patens)
  • Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum)
  • Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)
  • Coastal dropseed (Sporobolus virginicus)
  • Sea oats (Uniola paniculata)
  • Railroad vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae)
  • Beach morning glory (Ipomoea stolonifera)

Herbaceous species utilized for freshwater restoration along lake, pond and bayou shorelines:

  • Giant cutgrass (Zizaniopsis miliacea)
  • Maidencane (Panicum hemitomon)
  • California bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus)

Herbaceous species utilized for brackish and saltwater restoration in brackish and saltmarsh shorelines and interiors:

  • Smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora)
  • Marshhay cordgrass (Spartina patens)
  • Seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum)
  • Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata)

 

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