Taxon  Report   2926    
Elodea canadensis  Michx.
Canadian waterweed,  Common water weed, Elodea, Waterweed
Elodea canadensis
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Elodea canadensis
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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
Genus: Elodea
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anacharis canadensis
PLANTS: Anacharis canadensis var. planchonii
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


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).