Taxon  Report   7239 
Ruppia maritima  L.
Ditch grass,  Ditchgrass or wigeon grass, Widgeongrass
Ruppia maritima
© 2011 Sangeet Khalsa
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Ruppia maritima
© 2011 Sangeet Khalsa
Ruppia maritima
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Ruppia maritima, 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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Ruppia maritima
© 2002 Margo Bors
Genus: Ruppia
Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, brackish, marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. brevirostris
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. exigua
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. intermedia
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. longipes
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. obliqua
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. pacifica
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. rostrata
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. subcapitata
PLANTS: Ruppia pectinata
More information about  Ruppia maritima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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 21, 2018).

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