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Scouler's surfgrass

Phyllospadix scouleri


Scouler's surfgrass have long, slender blades that form large, bright green beds found attached to rocks in the middle to low intertidal zones. The surf grass is important for it not only provides refuge but the snails, limpets and crustaceans, and algae may grow on the stems and leaves.


Spotted in tide pools and rocky areas at low tide at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.


It is native to the coastline of western North America from the Alaskan panhandle to Baja California.

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Brian38 a year ago

You are correct Tukup. It's submerged most of the time and only exposed at real low tides. At least that was the case at this rocky shore.

Tukup a year ago

Am I correct in assuming this is growing in salt water? I didn't know things like this could do that. Interesting. Thanks Brian.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 14, 2019

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