Calflora
Taxon  Report   2901 
Elatine chilensis  C. Gay
Chilean waterwort
Elatine chilensis
© 2012 Keir Morse
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Elatine chilensis
© 2012 Keir Morse
Elatine chilensis
© 2012 Keir Morse
Elatine chilensis, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Elatine chilensis
© 2012 Keir Morse
Family: ELATINACEAE  
Genus: Elatine
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2 + PLANTS: Elatine gracilis
More information about  Elatine chilensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELCH)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2017).

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