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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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
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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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).