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Ruppia maritima (Beaked Tasselweed) is a species of perennial herb in the family Ruppiaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Beaked Tasselweed is native to U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Canada, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, North America, Pernambuco, Ceará, Espirito Santo, Piauí, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia, Alagoas, Pampa, Mata Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, and Caatinga. It has simple, broad leaves and green flowers. Beaked Tasselweed form sea grass beds. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 0.2 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 Beaked Tasselweed. View this species on GBIF