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Spiral Ditchgrass

Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande

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Ruppia cirrhosa (Spiral Ditchgrass) is a species of perennial herb in the family Ruppiaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Spiral Ditchgrass is native to the contiguous United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska, and North America. It has simple, broad leaves. Spiral Ditchgrass form sea grass beds. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 0.37 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000059
  • Definition: Seagrass beds are highly diverse and productive ecosystems, and can harbour hundreds of associated species from all phyla. They partly create their own habitat: the leaves slow down water-currents increasing sedimentation, and the seagrass roots and rhizomes stabilize the seabed.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of spiral ditchgrass. View this species on GBIF