Ruppia maritima L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Ruppia maritima L.

  • Description

    Species Description - . Stem to 8 dm; lvs 3–10 cm × 0.5 mm; fr 2–3 mm; 2n=14, 16, 20, 24, 28, 40. Interruptedly cosmopolitan; along both coasts of the U.S. in saline or brackish (rarely truly marine) water, and scattered inland in saline or brackish (rarely fresh) water. Highly variable, and by some authors divided into several apparently confluent spp. or vars.