american eelgrass, american eel-grass, watercelery, eelgrass, tapegrass, tape-grass, water-celery
April - October
Basal rosette from spreading stolons, rooted to bottom. Fresh to brackish water. Leaves are ribbon-like, 1.2 cm wide, and 3-6 dm long. 2.5 cm capsule rises to the surface on a slender spiraling stalk.
Quiet water, lakes and beds of flowing streams, sandy soil in shallow water.