Herb: Water Celery

Latin name: Vallisneria americana

Synonyms: Vallisneria gigantea

Family: Hydrocharitaceae (Tape-grass Family)

Edible parts of Water Celery:

Young leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Quiet waters. Lakesand slow flowingstreams.

Propagation of Water Celery:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a warm greenhouse as soon as it is ripe. Lay the seed on the surface of a pot of soil and immerse this in water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in water in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division of rooted runners in the growing season.

Cultivation of the herb:

Quiet waters. Lakesand slow flowingstreams.

Medicinal use of Water Celery:

None known

Known hazards of Vallisneria americana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.