West Highland Flora

Eelgrass


Zostera marina

 

Zostera marina

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Mar 2004 Broadford, Skye

Regularly found washed up on the strandline among the seaweed.  Grows at sea below the low tide mark.

Leaves c 3-10 mm wide

ID: Leaves arising from sheaths which surround stem, leaves alternate up stem, looking like grass leaves but very flaccid and smooth, and parallel-sided until the rounded tip.  Other Zostera species have leaves under 2 mm wide.

Other features: Flowers tiny, in two rows, within leaf-sheaths.  No flower pictures yet.

 

Zostera marina

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Mar 2004 Broadford, Skye


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