Ruppia maritima L.

Ruppia maritima growing in Pearl River

Seeds before they fall from the plant

Germinating seeds

A single germinating seed of R. maritima

  • Scientific Name: Ruppia maritima L.
  • Common Name: Widgeongrass
  • Group: Monocot
  • Family: Ruppiaceae (Ditchgrass family)
  • Wetland Indicator Category: OBL
  • Growth Form: Submerged
  • Lives in brackish & saline water, coastal waters
  • Native