Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Vallisneria americana Michx. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert H. Read

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Hydrocharitaceae
Vallisneria americana Michx.
American eelgrass, water-celery
Vallisneria: for Antonia Vallisneri, early Italian botanist
americana: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, submerged aquatic; from creeping rhizomes
Flower: white, 6-parted, male and female flowers on separate plants
Fruit:capsule
Leaf:mostly in a basal cluster, up to 7' long and less than 1/3" wide, ribbon-like with a central stripe, translucent
Habitat: water 1'-7' deep
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Vallisneria americana Michx. var. americana
Vallisneria asiatica Michx.
Vallisneria neotropicalis Vict.
Vallisneria spiralis auct. non L.
Vallisneria spiralis L. var. asiatica (Michx.) Torr.

         
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