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Spiral Ditchgrass (Ruppia cirrhosa)

Ruppia Cirrhosa, or more commonly know as Spiral Ditchgrass, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ruppia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Ruppia Cirrhosa or Spiral Ditchgrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Ruppia
  • Family: Ruppiaceae
  • Order: Najadales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) PR (N) VI (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 9(OBL) 0(OBL) A(UPL)




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