Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4309

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in ponds, lakes, slow-moving streams, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins with widely separated spinulose teeth

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Achene

 

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

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 (1968) 025-01-002:
Najas gracillima   FAMILY Najadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad


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image of Najas gracillima, Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_nagr_001_lvd