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PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lagarosiphon major   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
African Elodea, oxygen-weed, South African oxygen weed


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PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lagarosiphon major   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4145

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial? Annual?
Dioecious

Non-native: southern Africa

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INVASIVE

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

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, spirally arranged
Margins minutely toothed

FLOWER:
Transparent to white or pinkish
Unisexual
3-merous
Inferior ovary

Flowers form in leaf axils, then rise to the surface where they sail about

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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