Surfgrass

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Scientific Name: Phyllospadix scouleri

Number of Blades/Leaves: 20

Blade/Leaf Width: .08"-.12"(2mm-3mm)

Distribution: Phyllospadix scouleri is native to the coastline of western North America from the Alaskan panhandle to Baja California.

Description: Phyllospadix scouleri, or Scouler's surfgrass, is a flowering marine plant in the family Zosteraceae. This slender, vivid green plant has long, flat blades. It grows in large clumps or beds exposed during low tide and submerged at high tide. It is found attached to rocks in middle to low intertidal zones to a depth of about 40–50ft.

 

Live surfgrass colony on a shallow sand bed in the ocean