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Sonoran Desert Plants
Ruppia cirrhosa (Ditch Grass)

Cabeza Prieta Peak

 

Habitat: aquatic
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: filamentous
Flowering Period: summer to fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Ruppiaceae (ditch-grass family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 43 (13.8 MB pdf)

Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 53 (4.6 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Ruppia cirrhosa (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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