Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Brittle Waternymph - Najas minor   Allioni
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DistributionPiedmont only, so far as is known. First collected in NC in 1964 by Harry Ahles and Ernest Beal at a pond in South Raleigh (Wake County).

Native of Eurasia and Africa; in N.A. through much of eastern US.
HabitatImpoundments, small artificial ponds.
IdentificationThis species is very slender, suspended in the water column, the stem much branched and these looking bushy. Check the key in Weakley (2018) for details of how to tell it from other Najas species.
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