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:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Nuisance Species List, 2003
SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Greenish
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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