Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande
Family: Ruppiaceae
spiral ditch-grass
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Ruppia: named after Heinrich Bernhard Ruppius (1688-1719), a German botanist
Plants: perennial, submersed aquatic; stems long, spiral-twisted flower stalk
Leaves: stiff, thin scattered on stem; large open sheath at base
Fruits: umbel cluster
Habitat: wet; very alkaline water to 7' deep
Conservation Status: Native
Ruppia cirrhosa image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Ruppia cirrhosa image
Botanical Illustration  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Kurt Stüber  
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