Carolinas and Georgia

2353

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vallisneria americana   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vallisneria americana   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 028-03-001:
Vallisneria americana   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Eelgrass, Water-celery, Tapegrass


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Look for it in lakes, rivers, estuaries, sounds, per Weakley's Flora

Submersed aquatic
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal
Petioles absent

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Stoloniferous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
3-merous
2 stamens (usually)
Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Vallisneria americana   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

American Eelgrass, Water-celery, Tapegrass