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|Family: Zosteraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Zostera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Zostera pacifica S. Watson
Habit: Perennial herb; roots 5--20 per node. Leaf: sheath closed, without membranous flaps; blade to 110 cm, 12--18.5 mm wide, tip generally notched. Inflorescence: staminate flowers not subtended by bract (or lowermost subtended by 1 bract).
Ecology: Common. Subtidal waters; Elevation: rooted generally 4--17 m below mean low tide. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SCo, ChI; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Aug Note: Probably indistinct from Zostera marina, yet recognition supported by microsatellite data (Coyer et al. 2008).
Synonyms: Zostera asiatica Miki
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig
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Previous taxon: Zostera marina
Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig 2016. Zostera pacifica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48951, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.