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Elodea canadensis

Also called Water Weed, Oxygen Weed, Water Thyme


More About Elodea canadensis

  • AKA Anacharis canadensis, Philotria canadensis, Philotria linearis
  • Numerous, overlapping, dark green, fine-toothed leaves which curl slightly downward
  • Inconspicuous, white to pale pink flowers appear on the surface
  • Excellent oxygenator for ponds and lakes
  • Provides a habitat for marine wildlife and a food source for waterfowl
  • Goes dormant during the winter months and sinks to the bottom
  • Bloom Time: July to September

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario 

Zone:

3

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Canada Pondweed Growing and Maintenance Tips

A freshwater plant that must be grown in shallow to deep, slow-moving or still water. Can be an aggressive plant, so shade will help reduce growth. Helps filter and control algae buildup. 


Elodea canadensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Aquatic (submerged)

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Elodea canadensis