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Nanozostera japonica (Asch. & Graebn.) P. Toml. & U. Posl.
Dwarf eelgrass

General Information
Symbol: NAJA5
Group: Monocot
Family: Zosteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   I
L48   I
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
ZOJA2 Zostera japonica Asch. & Graebn. Dwarf eelgrass
NAAM3 Nanozostera americana (Hartog) P.S. Toml. & U. Posl.
ZONA Zostera nana Roth
ZOAM Zostera americana Hartog


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Najadales
Family Zosteraceae – Eel-grass family
Genus Nanozostera P. Toml. & U. Posl. – eelgrass
Species Nanozostera japonica (Asch. & Graebn.) P. Toml. & U. Posl. – dwarf eelgrass

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL



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Description of Values

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