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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Najas filifolia   FAMILY Hydrocharitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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


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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

 

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4392

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native

Rare

Habitat: Lakes; rare, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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