Estuarine Pondweed

Estuarine Pondweed


Name
Estuarine Pondweed
Latin Name
Ruppia maritima
Habitat
Prolific at the heads of estuaries. Always submerged; forms dense mats cursed by boatmen.

Description : Stems and leaves thin, grass-like and tangled. Flower stalk short and straight. Size: 1 m long, 1 mm wide.

Related species:
Ruppia cirrhosa: flower stalk coiled.
Potamogeton pectinatus: flowers clustered on a spike.



 
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