A submerged aquatic plant of the frog’s-bit family, with narrow grasslike leaves. Also called eelgrass and ribbon grass.
- Genus Vallisneria, family Hydrocharitaceae: several species.
- The tape-grass has long, narrow, strap-like leaves, and it can form dense, perennial stands in still or slowly moving waters.
- Vallisneria spiralis, or tape grass, produces new plantlets at the base of existing specimens; these may be removed and replanted.
- Tape grass is remarkable for the manner in which it reproduces.
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Syllabification: tape grass
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