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Sonoran Desert Plants
Najas marina (Holly-leaf Water Nymph)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: water
Life Form: aquatic
Leaf Description: linear,toothed
Flower Color: greenish or green
Spines: spineless
Family: Hydrocharitaceae (waterweed family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 44 (4.6 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Najas marina (opens in a new tab).






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