NANFA-- Vallisneria?
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 11:28:21 EST

I remember when michigan didn't used to be this frozen tundra I'm seeing
right now, and big long plants growing at a fairly slow, small river had to
be removed because they were slowing the water and warming it up. The river
is a very cold spring fed one, and the big plants (to 3 1/2 ft long) strongly
resemble vallisneria americana(wild celery). The plants are not as fleshy,
but rather have 1-2" wide, and are thin ribbon-type. Is this a sub species of
vallisneria? I never thought they could get that big. If not, does anyone
know what it might me? By the way, the plants grow in thick muck. Thanks __Dan

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