Canadian Pond Weed

Elodea canadensis

Description:
Canadian Pond Weed
Facts:

This weed was introduced from North America at the end of the 19th century and rapidly spread throughout the UK. It is a relatively common water plant in stillwaters in the UK. It can form dense banks of weed that will block waterways and can regrow vegetatively from any small piece left after removal.

Introduced:

1890's
Origin:
Northern US & Canada
Location:
Throughout UK in slow moving or still water.
Status:
Stable
Problems:
Comments:
Dominates and outcompetes native weeds.