Taxon  Report   10723 
Zostera japonica  Asch. & Graebn.
Dwarf eelgrass
Zostera japonica
© 2014 Gerald Carr
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Zostera japonica
© 2014 Gerald Carr
Zostera japonica, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Zostera japonica
© 2014 Gerald Carr
Genus: Zostera
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
More information about  Zostera japonica
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Zostera:  from the Greek zoster, meaning "a girdle," and referring to the ribbon-like leaves (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: Jul 16, 2018).

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