Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales
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Learn more about Najas from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Slender Naiad, Slender Waternymph, Bushy Naiad
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Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC
Habitat: Ponds, lakes, slow-moving streams, per Weakley's Flora
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins minutely serrulate, with 13-17 widely separated spinulose teeth per leaf side
Leaves nearly opposite or appearing whorled
1 stamen in staminate flowers
Flowers in leaf axils
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