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Elodea canadensis Michaux. Common Waterweed. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Rivers, lakes, ponds, stagnant waters of streams. Dist: QC west to SK, south to NC, Panhandle FL, n. AR, OK, NM, and CA, the southern distribution perhaps only introduced.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, Ar, C, F, FNA22, GrPl, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Cook & Urmi-König (1985); = Anacharis canadensis (Michx.) Planch. – G, Tat; = Philotria linearis Rydb. – S13; < Philotria canadensis (Michx.) Britton – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷

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