Vallisneria americana

Vallisneria americana American eelgrass

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA

Eelgrass is a rooted submergent perennial growing in colonies.  Leaves are yellow-green or reddish in color and arise in upright clusters from the base.  Leaf length is controlled by waterdepth and varies from a few cm to 1.5 m.  The tips of the leaves are usually below the surface or may occasionally float on top.

Frequent in lakes & streams.

Present throughout the state.

Wetland codes
EMP: OBL
NCNE: OBL



Flowers July to October.

S-rank:  No rank
G-rank:  G5 (Secure)

Vallisneria americana American eelgrass

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA
Vallisneria americana gallery
Plant Life-Form
perennial forb
Common Names
American eelgrass water-celery tape-grass