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Canadian Waterweed

Elodea canadensis

Plant Data

Order:
Alismatales
Family:
Hydrocharitaceae (Naiad)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Inconspicuous tiny whitish flowers which are seldom seen. Male and female flowers are on separate plants.
Fruit:
An ovoid capsule which ripens underneath the surface of the water. 6mm in diameter and filled with numerous seeds.
Leaves:
Densely packed whorls of oval leaves around the stems. The leaves are in whorls of 3 and 4.
Maximum Size:
3 meters spread.
Other Names:
American Duckweed, American Waterweed, Broad Waterweed, Canadian Pondweed, Common Elodea, Ditch Moss, Oxygen Weed, Water Thyme.
Habitats:
Ditches, ponds, water.