Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2388

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

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in 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:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Department of Transportation
SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

Aquatic

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 028-01-001:
Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

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

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

 

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


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image of Egeria densa

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.

image of Egeria densa

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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