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:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

August to

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.