Elodea

(Elodea canadensis)

Native

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

Description

Elodea has dark green, blade-like leaves in whorls of three. Leaves are flexible and gradually get smaller towards the tip. Stems are two and a half to five feet long and rooted in wet mud. The flowers of Elodea have three white petals with a waxy coating that makes them float. Elodea is often confused with Hydrilla and Egeria. Elodea has only three leaves in the whorl and no midrib teeth.

Location

Elodea can be found in the temperate regions of North America.

Propagation

Replanting of tops and sideshoots