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Elodea bifoliata

Elodea bifoliata H. St. John

Two Leaf Waterweed, Two-leaf Waterweed, Twoleaf Waterweed

Hydrocharitaceae (Tape-grass family)

Synonym(s): Elodea longivaginata, Elodea nevadensis

USDA Symbol: ELBI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Varies, stems rooted in substrate, stems and leaves submersed, flowers usually projected to surface of water.
Fruit: Berrylike.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AZ , CO , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OR , SD , UT , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Habitat: Waters of rivers and reservoirs.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Elodea bifoliata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Elodea bifoliata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Elodea bifoliata


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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