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Ruppia maritima L.
Wigeon-grass

Ruppia maritima
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Thomé, O.W., Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz, Tafeln, vol. 1: t. 31, fig. A (1885)

Family: Ruppiaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread but scattered in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Ruppia maritima has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native

Ruppia maritima has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Ruppia maritima has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp

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Ruppia maritima
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Thomé, O.W., Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz, Tafeln, vol. 1: t. 31, fig. A (1885)