Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Najas guadalupensis (Spreng.) Magnus image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           

Botanical Illustration
Family Najadaceae
Najas guadalupensis (Spreng.) Magnus
southern naiad, southern water-nymph
Najas: from Greek Naias, a water nymph
guadalupensis: from the island of Guadeloupe in the West Indies
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Status: Native
Plant: submerged annual, monoecious aquatic; stems very long, many branches; slight rootstock
Flower: tiny, from leaf axis
Fruit:dull, paper-thin walls, 20-40 rows of deep angled pits
Leaf:light green, very narrow, to 2"L x 1"W, toothed edges, 13-17 per side, opposite, clasping stem, wide-sloped at base
Habitat: wet; clear 3' or more deep water; in sandy, gravelly soil
(Glossary)

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