New York Metropolitan Flora

Zostera marina L. - Eel-grass

Native , Frequent

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/24/2012

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Zostera marina

The one record from the upper Hudson River was an observation at Croton Point in 1931 during a Torrey Botanical Club field trip. This could represent a specimen carried upriver by the tide.

Undoubtably more common along the littoral regions of the New York metropolitan area than the map would indicate; due to its submerged habitat it is under-reported/collected.

Common Names

Eel-grass