Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 11 taxa in the family Hydrocharitaceae, Frog's-bit family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Southern Naiad, Southern Waternymph
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Najas guadalupensis var. guadalupensis   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Najas guadalupensis ssp. guadalupensis   FAMILY: Najadaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Najas guadalupensis 025-01-001   FAMILY: Najadaceae

 

Look for it in lakes, rivers, impoundments

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Najas gracillima, Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad need picture of leaf or frond of Najas gracillima, Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad need picture of flower of Najas gracillima, Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Najas gracillima, Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad need picture of fruit of Najas gracillima, Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad
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Common Name: Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Najas gracillima   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Najas gracillima   FAMILY: Najadaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Najas gracillima 025-01-002   FAMILY: Najadaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, slow-moving streams

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas

 


drawing of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph need picture of leaf or frond of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph need picture of flower of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph need picture of fruit of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph
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Common Name: Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Najas minor   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Najas minor   FAMILY: Najadaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Najas minor 025-01-003   FAMILY: Najadaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, and reservoirs, particularly where eutrophic

Common (uncommon in NC)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Narrowleaf Naiad, needleleaf waternymph
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Najas filifolia   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Najas filifolia   FAMILY: Najadaceae

 

Look for it in lakes

Rare

Native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Brazilian Waterweed, Brazilian Egeria, "Brazilian Elodea", "Anacharis"
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Egeria densa   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Egeria densa   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Egeria densa 028-01-001   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in ponds and stagnant water of streams or rivers

Uncommon

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon Common Name: American Eelgrass, Water-celery, Tapegrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vallisneria americana   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vallisneria americana   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vallisneria americana 028-03-001   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in lakes, rivers, estuaries, sounds

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: American Frogsbit, Spongeplant
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Limnobium spongia   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Limnobium spongia   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Limnobium spongia 028-04-001   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, marshes, ponds, pools

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hydrilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Hydrilla verticillata   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hydrilla verticillata   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, rivers

Uncommon, but often locally abundant

Non-native: Old World

 


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Common Name: European frog-bit
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
PLANTS National Database: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Non-native

 


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Common Name: African Elodea, oxygen-weed, South African oxygen weed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) -   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
PLANTS National Database: Lagarosiphon major   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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Common Name: Duck lettuce
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ottelia alismoides   FAMILY: Hydrocharitaceae

 

Look for it in quiet waters of streams and bayous, and a weed in rice fields

Non-native: Asia & Australia

 


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