Taxon  Report   7238 
Ruppia cirrhosa  (Petagna) Grande
Ditch grass,  Spiral ditchgrass
Ruppia cirrhosa, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Genus: Ruppia
Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: salt-marsh, brackish-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Ruppia cirrhosa ssp. occidentalis
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. spiralis
PLANTS: Ruppia occidentalis
PLANTS: Ruppia spiralis
More information about  Ruppia cirrhosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 23, 2018).

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