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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Unisexual
3-merous

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