Calflora
Taxon  Report   2926    
Elodea canadensis  Michx.
Canadian waterweed,  Common water weed, Elodea, Waterweed
Elodea canadensis
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Elodea canadensis
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Elodea canadensis
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Elodea canadensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Elodea canadensis
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anacharis canadensis var. planchonii
PLANTS: Anacharis canadensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Elodea brandegeeae
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More information about  Elodea canadensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELCA7)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 15, 2018).

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