Carolinas and Georgia

2388

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

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

 

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


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Look for it in ponds and stagnant water of streams or rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

Uncommon


INVASIVE

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

 

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!



Egeria densa   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

Brazilian Waterweed, Brazilian Egeria, "Brazilian Elodea", "Anacharis"