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DWARF EELGRASS Zostera noltei. Similar to Eelgrass Z. marina but with round-tipped leaves. Grass-like marine perennial that grows in sand and silt substrates, typically below the low-water mark, hence only seldom exposed to air. Flowers small, greenish and borne in branched clusters, enclosed bt sheaths (June-Sept). Fruits spongy. Leaves 5-10mm wide, 30-50cm long.
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DWARF EELGRASS Zostera noltei. Similar to Eelgrass Z. marina but with round-tipped leaves. Grass-like marine perennial that grows in sand and silt substrates, typically below the low-water mark, hence only seldom exposed to air. Flowers small, greenish and borne in branched clusters, enclosed bt sheaths (June-Sept). Fruits spongy. Leaves 5-10mm wide, 30-50cm long.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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