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Narrow-leaved Eelgrass

Zostera angustifolia

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Zosteraceae (Eelgrass)
Also in this family:
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mudflats, ponds, water.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Branched inflorescence, up to 10cm long. The flowers are green and minute. There are no petals.
Fruit:
A bladder-like nutlet which contains the seed.
Leaves:
Grass-like leaves, up to 30cm long and 2mm wide. 3 to 5 veins and notched at the tip. Similar in appearance to Common Eelgrass (Zostera marina) but the leaves are narrower. Perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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