Other Common Names: Canadian waterweed, common Elodea

(Elodea canadensis)


Elodea is a submerged plant that has three leaves per whorl and no midrib teeth.


Elodea has dark green, blade like leaves in whorls of three. Leaves are flexible and gradually get smaller towards the tip. The flowers of Elodea have three white petals with a waxy coating that makes them float. Stems are two and a half to five feet long and rooted in wet mud.


Elodea is often confused with Hydrilla and Egeria. Elodea has only three leaves in the whorl and no midrib teeth.


Elodea can be found across most of the United States.


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