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Phyllospadix serrulatus

Phyllospadix serrulatus Rupr. ex Asch.

Toothed Surfgrass, Toothed Surf-grass, Surf Grass

Zosteraceae (Eel-grass Family)


USDA Symbol: PHSE11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Leaf blades up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Attached to rocks in inter-tidal zones.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phyllospadix serrulatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phyllospadix serrulatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phyllospadix serrulatus


Record Modified: 2020-02-17
Research By: CBR

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