Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2353

Submersed aquatic
Perennial
Dioecious

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

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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

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vallisneria americana   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 028-03-001:
Vallisneria americana   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eelgrass, Water-celery, Tapegrass


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image of Vallisneria americana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vasp_001_lvd

        

image of Vallisneria americana

JK Marlow    jkm160914_149

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

Leaves straplike, elongate, linear, not differentiated into petiole and blade, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Vallisneria americana

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvalligneria_americana

Month Unknown        

Leaves 5-6(-10)mm x usually >40cm, lacking red-purple longitudinal stripes, per Weakley's Flora.