General: Perennial aquatic herb from a fibrous root; flowering stems several, branched at the nodes.
Leaves: Stem leaves in whorls of 3 or the lowest opposite, broadly lanceolate to oblong or egg-shaped, rounded at the tips, 6-17 mm long, 1-4 mm wide, minutely sharp-toothed.
Flowers: Inflorescence of either male or female, axillary, long-stalked, solitary flowers; petals 3, white, lanceolate, 4.5-5 mm long (male) or, 2-3 mm long (female); sepals 3, greenish, elliptic, 3.5-5 mm long (male) or 2-3 mm long (female); stamens 9.
Fruits: Capsules, cylindric or egg-shaped, about 6 mm long; seeds several, 4-5 mm long, smooth.
Anacharis canadensis (Michx.) Planch. Anacharis canadensis var. planchonii (Caspary) Victorin Elodea brandegeeae H. St. John Elodea ioensis Wylie Elodea linearis (Rydb.) H. St. John Elodea planchonii Caspary Philotria canadensis (Michx.) Britt. Philotria linearis Rydb.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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