Herb latin name: Najas flexilis
Synonyms: Caulinia flexilis
Family: Najadaceae (Pondweed Family)
Edible parts of Najas flexilis:Young shoots - raw or cooked. They are eaten like watercress.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Shallow fresh or brackish water.
Other uses of Najas flexilis:The plant is used as packing material to protect items packed in crates etc. The plant can also be used as a fertilizer.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Otherwise store the seed in water in a cool place and sow in situ in the spring.
Cultivation of Najas flexilis:Shallow fresh or brackish water.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Najas flexilis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.