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A delicate, perennial, submerged aquatic plant.
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Elodea prefers slow-moving, shallow water. It is not particularly invasive, nor does it form large colonies.
Smooth with no serrations and lacking petioles. Usually exist in whorls of three to seven along the entire length of the stem.
Elodea resembles Egeria and hydrilla; however, it is much smaller and less widespread than either of the other two plants.
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