Seawrack Zostera marina Linnaeus var. stenophylla Ascherson & Graebner    Synonyms: Eelgrass.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Najadales   >   Family Zosteraceae   >   Genus Zostera   


Seawrack, also commonly called Eelgrass, occurs mainly in stretches of the Chesapeake Bay that are high in salinity, that is, in the lower Bay. In these high-salinity areas, Seawrack and Widgeon-grass are the co-dominant plant species. The name "Eelgrass" is also, confusingly, applied to an underwater plant,Vallisneria americana, that is found mainly in freshwater reaches of the Bay.

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Found mainly in the lower, high-salinity, parts of the Chesapeake Bay.

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