Seanet Mid/Low Intertidal

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Phyllospadix scouleri W.J. Hooker
Phylum Anthophyta, Class Monocotyledonae, Order Alismatales, Family Zosteraceae

Surf grass. Blades >1 m long, 2-3 mm wide.

Abundant, low intertidal zone to subtidal exposed & protected outer coast with wave action; upper limit on shore is a good indicator of ~0 tide level in southern Monterey Bay.

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Similar species:
Zostera marina has broader leaves and occurs in more wave-protected locations.