OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (6/30/18):
Najas gracillima   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Najas gracillima   FAMILY Najadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (6/30/18):
Najas gracillima   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Najas gracillima   FAMILY Najadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 025-01-002:
Najas gracillima   FAMILY Najadaceae

 

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4309

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas

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:
Simple
Leaves nearly opposite or appearing whorled

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

Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purplish
Achene

 

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