Calflora
Taxon  Report   7239    
Ruppia maritima  L.
Ditch grass,  Ditchgrass or wigeon grass, Widgeongrass
Ruppia maritima, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: RUPPIACEAE  
Genus: Ruppia

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, brackish, marsh

Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

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 availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (RUMA5)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 07, 2020).