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

Bloom Period
Genus: Elatine
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Elatine gracilis
More information about  Elatine chilensis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2019).