Taxon profile


Canadian Waterweed
Elodea canadensis Michx.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Alismatales »  family Hydrocharitaceae »  genus Elodea - waterweed

Scientific synonyms

Anacharis canadensis
Anacharis canadensis var. planchonii (Caspary) Victorin
Apalanthe schweinitzii Planch.
Elodea brandegeeae St. John
Elodea ioensis Wylie
Elodea linearis (Rydb.) St. John
Elodea planchonii Caspary
Elodea schweinitzii (Planch.) Caspary
Philotria canadensis (Michx.) Britt.
Philotria linearis Rydb.

Other names

= American Duckweed
= Broad Waterweed
= Canadian Elodea
= Canadian Pondweed
= Oxygen Weed
= Schweinitz's Waterweed

Least Concern


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Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Elodea canadensis Michx.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Elodea canadensis Michx.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Elodea canadensis Michx.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Elodea canadensis Michx.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Elodea canadensis Michx.]
EN Rintanen, T. (1996): Changes in the flora and vegetation of 113 Finnish lakes during 40 years [], Ann. Bot. Fennici 33: 101–122 [as Elodea canadensis]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Elodea canadensis Michaux, 1803]
EN Boršić I. et al. (2008): Preliminary Check-list of Invasive Alian Plant Species (IAS) in Croatia [], Nat. Croat., Vol. 17, No. 2., 55–71, Zagreb [as Elodea canadensis Michx.]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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