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Spartina anglica

Basic information
Scientific name Spartina anglica (No picture)
Common names Common cord grass
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range -
Habitat Natural beach, brakish, stream.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan Range in Japan
Route Deliberate: For bank protection and land reclamation.
Accidental: In ballast water.
Impact Competition with native species. Destruction of landscape.
Native organism(s) affected: Various tide species.
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping are prohibited in Japan by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries Continental China, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, USA
Reference Notes
  • ISSG. Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (Accessed on 2011-12-20)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kriwoken & Hedge (2000) Exotic species and estuaries: managing Spartina anglica in Tasmania, Australia. Ocean Coast Manag. 43, 573-584.
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2011-12-20)
100 of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species
Spartina spp. is designated as a invasive alien species from June 2014