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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Najas minor   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Najas minor   FAMILY Najadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 025-01-003:
Najas minor   FAMILY Najadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph


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image of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad, Brittle Waternymph

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_nami_002_lvd

        

 

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) 025-01-003:
Najas minor   FAMILY Najadaceae

 

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3795

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC)

Habitat: Ponds, lakes, and reservoirs, particularly where eutrophic, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins conspicuously serrulate, with 7-15 spinulose teeth per leaf side

LEAVES:
Simple (becoming recurved late in the season)
Leaves nearly opposite or appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
1 stamen in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Greenish
Achene

 

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