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Southern Naiad

Najas guadalupensis

Description:

A small annual aquatic plant, southern niaid has slender, branching stems that are thin and somewhat transparent. The flexible leaves have a serrated edge. This is a fast growing plant that prefers calm water; the leaves break off easily. It can grow rooted in the substrate or as a free floating plant.

Habitat:

Fresh water submerged aquatic plant found in springs, lakes, streams and ditches.

Notes:

Plant sample was collected for enzyme studies at our lab.

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Karen Hileman
Spotted by
Karen Hileman

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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