Taxon: Elodea canadensis Michx.

Genus: Elodea
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Subfamily: Anacharidoideae
Nomen number: 400047
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 1:20. 1803
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Noxweed Aust; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Siberia: Russian Federation Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Kurgan, Tyumen
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Europe
  • Northern America

    • Mexico
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • South America
    • Central America: Central America

  • Cultivated


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  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
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  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
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  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
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  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. Flora of Siberia (English translation). 2000- (F Siberia)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
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  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
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  • Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)


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