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Ruppia maritima (Beaked Tasselweed) is a species of perennial herb in the family Ruppiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Caatinga, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, Mata Atlântica, Canada, The Contiguous United States, Paraná, Rio Grande Do Sul, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Piauí, Rio De Janeiro, North America, Pampa, Saint-Pierre Et Miquelon, U.S. Virgin Islands, Ceará, SãO Paulo, Bahia, Alagoas, Espirito Santo, and Hawaii. They have simple, broad leaves and green flowers. Beaked Tasselweed form sea grass beds. 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