American Eelgrass
Vallisneria americana MichauxHydrocharitaceae

common name synonyms: Eelgrass, Flumine-Mississippi, Tape Grass, Water Celery, Wild Celery

scientific name synonyms: V. asiatica, V. neotropicalis, V. spiralis var. asiatica

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Alismatidae

order: Hydrocharitales

growth form: aquatic herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: North America, Guatemala

notes: weed in US, Canada, Jamaica

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth