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Najas marina L.
Spiny waternymph

Najas marina

Family: Hydrocharitaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread but scattered in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Najas marina has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native

Najas marina has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Najas marina has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Najas marina