Calflora
Taxon  Report   2900    
Elatine californica  A. Gray
California waterwort
Elatine californica
© 2003 Keir Morse
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Elatine californica
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Elatine californica, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Elatine californica
© 2015 Vernon Smith
Family: ELATINACEAE  
Genus: Elatine
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Elatine californica var. williamsii
More information about  Elatine californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELCA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).