Taxon  Report   7239    
Ruppia maritima  L.
Ditch grass,  Ditchgrass or wigeon grass, Widgeongrass
Ruppia maritima
© 2002 Margo Bors
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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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Ruppia maritima
© 2011 Sangeet Khalsa
Genus: Ruppia
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, brackish, marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. brevirostris
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. exigua
PLANTS: Ruppia maritima var. intermedia
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More information about  Ruppia maritima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).