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Nanozostera japonica
dwarf eelgrass, narrow-bladed eelgrass

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in coastal counties in Washington; Alaska to California along the immediate coast.

Habitat: Coastal mudflats from high tide line to sub-tidal zone.

Flowers: April-September

Origin: Introduced from Japan

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Water


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Accepted Name:
Nanozostera japonica (Asch. & Graebn.) Toml. & Posl.
Publication: Taxon 50: 432. 2001.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Zostera americana Hartog
Zostera japonica Asch. & Graebn. [FNA22]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Nanozostera japonica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Nanozostera japonica checklist entry

OregonFlora: Nanozostera japonica information

E-Flora BC: Nanozostera japonica atlas page

CalPhotos: Nanozostera japonica photos

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