Zostera angustifolia

Zostera angustifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Zosteraceae
Genus: Zostera
Species: Z. angustifolia
Binomial name
Zostera angustifolia
(Hornem.) Rchb.

Zostera angustifolia is a marine plant with creeping underground stems.[1]


This species is similar to Zostera marina. Its leaves are narrower and are about 25 cm long and no more than 3 mm wide. The sheaths form a tube around the stem. The branched inflorescence is about 10 cm long.


Estuaries and muddy areas at mid-tide and lower.


  1. Parnell, J.P. and Curtis, T. 2012. Webb's An Irish Flora. Cork University Press. ISBN 978-185918-4783
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