Taxon  Report   8392    
Zostera marina  L.
Eel grass,  Eelgrass, Seawrack
Zostera marina
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
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Zostera marina
© 2010 Jorg Fleige & Mimi Fleige
Zostera marina
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
Zostera marina, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Zostera marina
© 2007 Abe G. Doherty
Genus: Zostera
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Zostera marina var. latifolia
PLANTS: Zostera marina var. stenophylla
ICPN: Zostera marina f. sulcatifolia
More information about  Zostera marina
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

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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 17, 2019).