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Any of various small, submersed plants of the genus Elodea, having narrow, whorled or opposite leaves and small axillary flowers.

[New Latin Elōdea, genus name, from Greek helōdēs, marshy, from helos, marsh.]


(Plants) any of several aquatic plants of the genus Elodea of the family Hydrocharidaceae that are native to both North and South America and which have grasslike leaves
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Noun1.elodea - submerged freshwater perennialsElodea - submerged freshwater perennials  
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Hydrocharidaceae, family Hydrocharitaceae, frogbit family, frog's-bit family, Hydrocharidaceae, Hydrocharitaceae - simple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed
waterweed - a weedy aquatic plant of genus Elodea
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Perhaps because here a diverse mixture of large leaf pondweed (cabbage), elodea, eelgrass, and coontail provide a patchy and diverse landscape with oodles of edges--key for baitfish and many other aquatic animals.
Energy, lipid, and fatty acid (FA) content of available and alternative diets [Cyprinin K2 (CK2), Mytilus edulis Rafinesque, 1815, Elodea spp.
These matured naiads were captured from abandoned hatcheries with water while some were scooped with sieves along the edges of functional earthen ponds underneath a green vegetation of elodea in the early morning hours where they hibernated before daily farming operations.
Hornwort and the water buttercup are a good choice here, but avoid Elodea - Canadian pondweed - as this is extremely invasive.
animal studies: 16 qty of dwarf african frogs; 32 qty of elodea sprigs or substitute; 16 qty of fiddler crabs, (8 male, 8 female); 16 qty of millipedes; 3 qty of moss mats; 3 qty of gymnosperm; dynamics of ecosystems: 1 qty of pack of 330 duckweed plants; 4 qty of algae mix, jar; 30 qty of pond snails; 30 qty of gambusia/mosquito fish; 30 qty of crickets; 30 qty of isopods/pill bugs.
Effect of copper on growth of an aquatic macrophyte, Elodea canadensis.
Submerged species we collected in the Green River upstream from the Yampa River included the vascular plants Elodea canadensis, Myriophyllum sibiricum, N.
Machuca (1998), con el empleo de Elodea densa en la dieta de gallina ponedora no encontro diferencias significativas entre los tratamientos empleados, aunque se logro sustituir el pienso comercial por la planta.
1984) concluded that sun dried Brazilian elodea can be used in broiler diets at 5% without adversely affecting growth, FCR or dressing percentage.
The composition and structure of native gellan gum produced by commercial fermentation is identical to the naturally occurring polysaccharide formed by Sphingomonas elodea on plants of Lily pad varieties.