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Egeria densa Planch.
Brazilian waterweed

Family: Hydrocharitaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South America; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

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Egeria densa has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Egeria densa has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Blackwater Stream
Disturbed Wetland
Marsh Lake
River Floodplain Lake