Ruppia maritima is a species of aquatic plant known by the common names beaked tasselweed, widgeon grass, ditch-grass and tassel pondweed. Despite its scientific name, it is not a marine plant; is perhaps best described as a salt-tolerant freshwater species. The generic name Ruppia was dedicated by Linnaeus to the German botanist Heinrich Bernhard Ruppius (1689-1719) and the specific name (maritima) translates to 'of the sea'.
It can be found throughout the world, most often in coastal areas, where ...
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