Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995.

« Previous Plant  |   Next Plant »

Submergents

Elodea canadensis

Waterweed

More About Waterweed

  • Submerged aquatic plant
  • Oxygenator

Elodea canadensis is a common native submergent plant frequent in more alkaline waters. Its short stems grow 2-6" long with densely whorled leaves. Elodea grows stoloniferously in loose pond bottoms and provides excellent cover for young fish. Commonly known as waterweed, Elodea is an excellent plant for naturalizing in cooler more alkaline waters.