Eel-grass

Vallisneria americana

Summary 2

Vallisneria americana, commonly called wild celery,water-celery,tape grass,eelgrass, or flumine-Mississippi is a plant in the family Hydrocharitaceae, the "tape-grasses". Contrary to the implications of one of its common names, wild celery bears little to no resemblance to the celery used as a vegetable. Vallisneria americana grows under water and is consumed by various animals, including the canvasback. The plants themselves are long, limp, flat, and have a green mid-ridge.

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  1. (c) Serge Gosselin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/63008980@N06/5730286487
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallisneria_americana

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