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Najas flexilis is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Nrthwestern Europe, including Britain. #eastern and western N. America.
Shallow fresh or brackish water[
]. Lakes and rivers; from sea level to 1500 metres in America[
A water plant, succeeding in shallow fresh or brackish water[
This is one of the few genera of plants where fertilization takes place under the surface of the water[
Young shoots - raw or cooked. They are eaten like watercress[
The plant is used as packing material to protect items packed in crates etc[
The plant can also be used as a fertilizer[
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.