Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Vallisneria from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
American Eelgrass, Water-celery, Tapegrass
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SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop
Leaves straplike, elongate, linear, not differentiated into petiole and blade, per Weakley's Flora.
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmvalligneria_americana
Leaves 5-6(-10)mm x usually >40cm, lacking red-purple longitudinal stripes, per Weakley's Flora.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)
Look for it in lakes, rivers, estuaries, sounds, per Weakley's Flora
2 stamens (usually)
Flowers in leaf axils
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