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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 028-01-001:
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Anacharis densa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Philotria densa

 

COMMON NAME:
Brazilian Waterweed, Brazilian Egeria, "Brazilian Elodea", "Anacharis"


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image of Egeria densa, Brazilian Waterweed, Brazilian Egeria, "Brazilian Elodea", "Anacharis"

JK Marlow    jkm160914_140

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

This is the "Elodea" or "Anacharis" of the aquarium trade, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Egeria densa, Brazilian Waterweed, Brazilian Egeria, "Brazilian Elodea", "Anacharis"

JK Marlow    jkm160914_141

September        

SE-EPPC Aquatic Plant ID Workshop

Leaves mostly 2-3cm long, finely toothed w slender, weak teeth on the margins, per Weakley's Flora.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 028-01-001:
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Anacharis densa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Philotria densa

 

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2388

Submersed aquatic w flowers above the surface occasionally (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America

Habitat: Ponds and stagnant water of streams or rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4-6
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
3-merous
3 petals
9 fertile stamens on staminate flowers

Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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