Patagonia Wildflowers
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giant kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera
Macrocystis pyrifera
giant kelp kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera Lessoniaceae
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English common name
  •giant kelp
Spanish common names
  •sargazo gigante
accepted scientific name
  •Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C. Agardh
rules for finding collection records
  •Macrocystis pyrifera (38)
  •Macrocystis integrifolia (7)
family name
  • Lessoniaceae
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Category: Seaweed
Seaweed Category: Brown Algae
Plant Observed 2nd week of October thru 3rd week of May

How Likely at this Location (14%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
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Salt Marsh
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