Vallisneria americana Michx.  
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
American eelgrass, water-celery
[Vallisneria americana var. americana Michx., Vallisneria asiatica Michx., Vallisneria neotropicalis Vict., Vallisneria spiralis auct. non L., Vallisneria spiralis var. asiatica L.]
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Paul Skawinski  
Etymology: Vallisneria: for Antonia Vallisneri, early Italian botanist
Plants: perennial, submerged aquatic; from creeping rhizomes
Leaves: mostly in a basal cluster, up to 7' long and less than 1/3" wide, ribbon-like with a central stripe, translucent
Flowers: white, 6-parted, male and female flowers on separate plants
Fruits: capsule
Habitat: water 1'-7' deep
Conservation Status: Native
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Paul Skawinski  
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Corey Raimond  
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Robert H. Read  
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