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Zostera marina Linnaeus var. stenophylla Ascherson & Graebner. Eelgrass, Seawrack. Phen: Feb-Mar. Hab: Estuarine waters. Dist: The species occurs in Eurasia and North America. Var. stenophylla is North American, and ranges south along the Atlantic coast to NC and allegedly to FL (though reports from that state are apparently not substantiated and may be based on misidentification of other aquatics).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The recognition of infrataxa is uncertain and often not done (see synonymy).

Synonymy: = F, G; < Zostera marina L. – AqW, C, FNA22, K1, K3, K4, NY, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Va, Crow & Hellquist (2000a)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (name change)

Heliophily: 9

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