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Vallisneria spiralis Erasmus Darwin 1789.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Vallisneria

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Vallisneria is a genus of freshwater aquatic plant. It is often called eelgrass, tape grass or vallis. It grows submereged in water. It has thin leaves like a ribbon, which allows water currents to pass through without damaging the leaves.