Elodea control option
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Elodea canadensis

Weed profile

  • Perennial
  • Aquatic
  • Hinders movement
  • Habitat: waterways


Invades ponds, lakes and streams.


  • Aquatic, freshwater, perennial herb.
  • Submerged stems are buoyant, with roots at lower nodes.
  • Narrow, oblong leaves in whorls of 3-4.
  • White, 3-petaled flowers attached to long slender stems float on water surface.

Control options

Legal requirements in each region

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Eyre Peninsula

Green Adelaide

Hills and Fleurieu

Kangaroo Island

Limestone Coast

Murraylands and Riverland

Northern and Yorke

South Australian Arid Lands

Page Last Reviewed: 06 Sep 2021
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