Elodea canadensis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyHydrocharitaceae
Family (Traditional)Hydrocharitaceae
GenusElodea
SpeciesElodea canadensis Michx.
Common NameCanadian waterweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Aquatic;
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Yellow ;
*Average C-Value: 4.3
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

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

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (KY), Greenup (KY), Menifee (KY), Anderson (TN), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, KNK, SWMT, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 1998

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000014123 Anderson Tennessee
KNK
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014535 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014540 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014536 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001558 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001562 McMinn Tennessee
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001559 Marion Tennessee 04 Aug 1983 Edwin Bridges
730
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001560 Marion Tennessee Edwin Bridges
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001563 Putnam Tennessee 28 Jun 1986 Michael Hawkins
70
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001564 Putnam Tennessee Steve Jones
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001565 Hamilton Tennessee 05 Mar 1976 Joyce
2
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001561 Marion Tennessee 05 Aug 1998 John Beck
2675
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
APSC0064923 Carter Tennessee
APSC
Elodea canadensis
APSC0038431 Montgomery Tennessee 26 Jun 1967 Jonathan Wert
APSC
Elodea canadensis
APSC0038432 Montgomery Tennessee 26 Apr 1972 Frank Dodson
APSC
Elodea canadensis
31234100094919 Humphreys Tennessee 08 Jul 1979 Brian Boom
511
EKY
Elodea canadensis
31973000014122 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014539 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014537 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014534 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014538 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014541 Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
APSC0117054 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Elodea canadensis
APSC0038434 Montgomery Tennessee 11 Jun 1979 Edward W. Chester, Floyd Scott
4057
APSC
Elodea canadensis
APSC0038430 Montgomery Tennessee 23 Sep 1949 Alfred Clebsch
685
APSC
Elodea canadensis
APSC0038433 Montgomery Tennessee 20 Jul 1971 Edward W. Chester
2402
APSC
Elodea canadensis
HTTU013096 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Anacharis canadensis
HTTU013101 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Elodea canadensis
HTTU013097 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Anacharis canadensis
SWMT00426 Tennessee 20 May 1939 W. Tyson
SWMT
Elodea canadensis
UCHT001566 Putnam Tennessee
UCHT
Elodea canadensis
TENN-V-0014542 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Elodea canadensis
31234100094901 Menifee Kentucky 14 Apr 1996 Harold Collins
21
EKY
Elodea canadensis
HTTU013095 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Anacharis canadensis
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