Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Najas gracillima (A.Braun ex Engelm.) Magnus image
Photographer: Paul Skawinski           

from USDA Plants website
Family Najadaceae
Najas gracillima (A.Braun ex Engelm.) Magnus
slender water-nymph
Najas: from Greek Naias, a water nymph
gracillima: slenderest
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Status: Native
Plant: submerged annual, monoecious aquatic; stems very long, many branches, 0.2-0.7mm thick, few branches; slight rootstock
Flower: tiny, from leaf axis
Fruit:light brown, paper-thin walls, 20-45 rows of stretched pits
Leaf:light green, very narrow, sharp toothed edges, 13-17 per side, opposite, clasping stem, wide-jagged lobe at base
Habitat: wet; clear 3' or more deep water soft water
Notes: sensitive to pollution
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Najas indica (Willd.) Cham. var. gracillima A.Braun ex Engelm.

         
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