Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4392

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in lakes, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

Aquatic

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins conspicuously serrulate, with 5-9 spinulose teeth per leaf side

LEAVES:
Simple (becoming recurved late in the season)
Leaves nearly opposite or appearing whorled

FLOWER:
Unisexual
1 stamen in staminate flowers
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
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 (10/20/20):
Najas filifolia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Najas filifolia   FAMILY Najadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Najas ancistrocarpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Naiad, needleleaf waternymph


No pictures are available at this time.