Brittle Naiad

Below is information on Brittle Naiad from the NYSDEC Common Aquatic Species of NYS website:

G. Lovell, ADCNR, Bugwood.org

Picture:G. Lovell, ADCNR, Bugwood.org

Description:
Leaves are opposite (in pairs along the stem), but sometimes appear to be in a whorl at the tip. Leaves are 1-2 inches long, toothed, stiff and pointed. Plant is very brittle and easily breaks into pieces.

Distribution:
Most abundant in the Hudson Valley and Central New York. It has also found its way into some Adirondack waters.

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