Taxon  Report   5744    
Najas marina  L.
Marine water nymph,  Spiny naiad
Najas marina
© 2001 CDFA
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Najas marina
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Najas marina
© 2001 CDFA
Najas marina, a monocot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Najas marina
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Najas
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Najas gracilis
PLANTS: Najas major
PLANTS: Najas major var. angustifolia
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More information about  Najas marina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).