Elodea

Elodea canadensis

Also known as: anacharis, ditch moss, water thyme, waterweed, Brazillian elodea.

Also known as: anacharis, ditch moss, water thyme, waterweed, Brazillian elodea.

Elodea grows completely submerged. It has multi-branched stems that are slightly brittle. The leaves grow in whorls. It is introduced into ponds from the aquarium industry. The flowers of Elodea have three white petals with a waxy coating that makes them float. Elodea is commonly called anacharis or common elodea.