Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3795

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC)

Look for it in 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:

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Greenish
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Najas minor   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Najas minor   FAMILY Najadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 025-01-003:
Najas minor   FAMILY Najadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spinyleaf Naiad


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image of Najas minor, Spinyleaf Naiad

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