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Brazilian Elodea

Scientific Name: Egeria densa

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Small, strap-like leaves (1-inch long) tightly whorled around thick stem; whorls of 3 to 6 leaves, but most often 4; often confused with Elodea which is usually less robust and leaves typically in whorls of 3.
Forms very dense mats reaching the surface.
Occasionally see small white flower with 3 petals on frail stalk just above surface.

This is an exotic plant.  If you observe this plant growing in the southeastern U.S., please take the time to report its location on the EDD Maps database at http://www.se-eppc.org/index.cfm.

Egeria densa taken by Graves Lovell

Egeria densa taken by Graves Lovell

Egeria densa taken by Graves Lovell
Egeria densa taken by Graves Lovell



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