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Najas flexilis - (Willd.)Rostk.&F.Schmidt.
                 
Common Name Nodding waternymph
Family Najadaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shallow fresh or brackish water[17]. Lakes and rivers; from sea level to 1500 metres in America[270].
Range Nrthwestern Europe, including Britain. #eastern and western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Najas flexilis Nodding waternymph


Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester.
Najas flexilis Nodding waternymph
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
   
Physical Characteristics
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Najas flexilis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Aug to September. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Water.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It can grow in water.

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Habitats
 Pond;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - raw or cooked. They are eaten like watercress[46].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Fertilizer;  Packing.

The plant is used as packing material to protect items packed in crates etc[46, 61]. The plant can also be used as a fertilizer[46, 61].
Cultivation details
A water plant, succeeding in shallow fresh or brackish water[200]. This is one of the few genera of plants where fertilization takes place under the surface of the water[274].
Propagation
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Otherwise store the seed in water in a cool place and sow in situ in the spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Najas gramineaRicefield waternymph10
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