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Vallisneria americana Michaux. Vallisneria, Water-celery, Tapegrass, Eelgrass. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Lakes, rivers, estuaries, sounds. Dist: NS and QC west to ND, south to FL, TX, NM, AZ; south into tropical America {or is this all or partly V. neotropicalis?}.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, ETx1, GrPl, Il, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, Frère Marie-Victorin (1943), Les et al (2008); ? Vallisneria americana Michx. – F, G, Pa, W, WV; < Vallisneria americana Michx. – FNA22, GW1, K1, K3, WH3; > Vallisneria americana Michx. – S, S13; < Vallisneria americana Michx. var. americana – C, Meso6, Mo1, Lowden (1982); > Vallisneria spiralis L. – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Vallisneria americana, Gum Slough, Half Moon-Gum Slough, Southwest Florida Water Management District Lands, Sumter County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Vallisneria americana, Gum Slough, Half Moon-Gum Slough, Southwest Florida Water Management District Lands, Sumter County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷

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