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Canadian Waterweed (Elodea canadensis)

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Elodea Canadensis, or more commonly know as Canadian Waterweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with gray-green foliage and white flowers of the genus Elodea. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during summer and is intolerant of shade. Elodea Canadensis or Canadian Waterweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Puerto Rico

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Elodea
  • Family: Hydrocharitaceae
  • Order: Hydrocharitales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) PR (I) CAN (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL) 4(OBL) 5(OBL) 6(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(OBL) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) C(OBL)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Slow
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: Yes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Gray-Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Yellow
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 0
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Long
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: High
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: None
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 160
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 6.9
  • pH (Maximum): 7
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 11000
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 19000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 12
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 60
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 0
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -33
  • Bloom Period: Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Low
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Rapid





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