Calflora
Taxon  Report   8393    
Zostera pacifica  S. Watson
Pacific eel grass
Zostera pacifica, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
also called Zostera asiatica
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Bloom Period
Family: Zosteraceae  
Genus: Zostera

Communities: wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFZostera asiatica
More information about  Zostera pacifica

Zostera: from the Greek zoster, meaning "a girdle," and referring to the ribbon-like leaves (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/23/2021).