Thanks Arthur,
    I thought that was the one, but am used to seeing it freshwater habitats
and wasn't sure if it also was found in salt marshes.  I will notice the
ligules next time.  Thanks again.  Lauren
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Subject: Re: Agrostis in salt marshes

> Lauren,
> Agrostis stolonifera is a bentgrass that commonly occurs on the edge of
> saline-influenced habitats.  The basally decumbent stems, long ligules,
> and relatively short, congested inflorescence (relatively Agrostis
> gigantea) identify this plant.  Let me know if images would help and I
> can send you one.
> Arthur Haines
> Plant Biologist
> (207) 318-4255
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> Stockwell
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> Subject: Agrostis in salt marshes
> Does anyone know which Agrostis is most likely to be found in salt
> marshes, or in the brackish edge, in mid-coast Maine.  Is it A.
> stolonifera?  Thanks, Lauren Stockwell