Taxon  Report   2926 
Elodea canadensis  Michx.
Canadian waterweed,  Common water weed, Elodea, Waterweed
Elodea canadensis
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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
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Elodea
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Anacharis canadensis var. planchonii
PLANTS: Anacharis canadensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Elodea brandegeeae
PLANTS: Elodea ioensis
PLANTS: Elodea linearis
PLANTS: Elodea planchonii
PLANTS: Philotria canadensis
PLANTS: Philotria linearis
More information about  Elodea canadensis
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

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 16, 2018).

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