Marine Vegetation in Texas

 

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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Sea purslane Sesuvium portulacastrum emergent vegetation Aizoaceae
Gregg's amaranth Amaranthus greggii emergent vegetation Amaranthaceae
Wooly tidestromia Tidestromia lanuginosa emergent vegetation Amaranthaceae
Largeleaf pennywort Hydrocotyle bonariensis emergent vegetation Araliaceae
Camphor daisy Rayjacksonia phyllocephala emergent vegetation Asteraceae
False daisy Eclipta prostrata emergent vegetation Asteraceae
Sea-ox-eye daisy Borrichia frutescens emergent vegetation Asteraceae
Black mangrove Avicennia germinans emergent vegetation Avicenniaceae
Maritime saltwort Batis maritima emergent vegetation Batidaceae
Seaside heliotrope Heliotropium curassavicum emergent vegetation Boraginaceae
Gulf searocket Cakile geniculata emergent vegetation Brassicaceae
Common hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum submerged vegetation Ceratophyllaceae
Dwarf glasswort Salicornia bigelovii emergent vegetation Chenopodiaceae
Annual seepweed Suaeda linearis emergent vegetation Chenopodiaceae
Virginia glasswort Salicornia depressa emergent vegetation Chenopodiaceae
Spiny-fruited saltbush Atriplex acanthocarpa emergent vegetation Chenopodiaceae
Railroad vine Ipomoea pes-caprae emergent vegetation Convolvulaceae
Fiddleleaf morning glory Ipomoea imperati emergent vegetation Convolvulaceae
Manatee grass Syringodium filiforme seagrass Cymodoceaceae
Shoal grass Halodule beaudettei seagrass Cymodoceaceae
Gulf croton Croton punctatus emergent vegetation Euphorbiaceae
Red algae Gracilariopsis longissima marine algae (red) Gracilariaceae
Red algae Grateloupia finicina marine algae (red) Gracilariaceae
Eurasian water milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum submerged vegetation Haloragaceae
American wild celery Vallisneria americana submerged vegetation Hydrocharitaceae
Turtle grass Thalassia testudinum seagrass Hydrocharitaceae
Sea lavender Limonium carolinianum emergent vegetation Plumbaginaceae
Smooth cordgrass Spartina alterniflora emergent vegetation Poaceae
Marshhay cordgrass Spartina patens emergent vegetation Poaceae
Gulf cordgrass Spartina spartinae emergent vegetation Poaceae
Widgeon grass Ruppia maritima seagrass Ruppiaceae
Narrowleaf gulfweed Sargassum natans marine algae (brown) Sargassaceae
Broadleaf gulfweed Sargassum fluitans marine algae (brown) Sargassaceae
Saltmarsh false foxglove Agalinis maritima emergent vegetation Scrophulariaceae
Carolina wolfberry Lycium carolinianum emergent vegetation Solanaceae
Narrowleaf sea lettuce Ulva fasciata marine algae (green) Ulvaceae
Broadleaf sea lettuce Ulva lactuca marine algae (green) Ulvaceae