Brazilian elodea, Brazilian waterweed, Brazilian-waterweed, common waterweed, dense waterweed, egeria, leafy elodea, South American waterweed
The invasive abilities of both Elodea canadensis and Elodea nuttallii associated with their abilities to regenerate and colonise by vegetative fragments are quite similar, with a small advantage for E. nuttallii (Barrat-Segretain, Elger, Sagnes et al, 2002).
African elodea, curly waterweed, elodée africaine (French), Lagarosiphon, lagarosiphon majeur (French), oxygen weed, South African oxygen weed, submerged onocotyledon
Elodea canadensis is a member of the same family Hydrocharitaceae, as the Canadian waterweed. In addition, they are morphologically similar (Cassandra, Eaton & Hardwick, 2006).