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Elodea

Elodea canadensis

Elodea grows completely submerged. It has multi-branched stems that are slightly brittle. The leaves grow in whorls. It is introduced into ponds from the aquarium industry. The flowers of Elodea have three white petals with a waxy coating that makes them float. Elodea is commonly called anacharis or common elodea.

Also known as: Anacharis; ditch moss; water thyme; waterweed; Brazilian Elodea