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Dwarf Eelgrass

Zostera noltei

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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:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mudflats, seaside, water.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Unbranched flower spikes with minute, green flowers. Smooth, white seeds, up to 2mm long.
Fruit:
Bladder-like fruit.
Leaves:
Narrow, ribbon-shaped, 3-veined leaves, up to 20cm long and 1mm wide. The leaves are notched at their tips.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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