Najas graminea -
|Range:||S. Europe to E. Asia. Naturalized in Britain.|
The flowers from this plant are monoecious (both sexes are found on the plant but each flower is either male or female) and they are pollinated by Water
Soil InformationNajas graminea will grow in light (sandy),medium (loamy),hard (clay) soil. It is not necessary for the soil to be well drained.
The soil prefers the following PH / acid levels :
- pH of less than 6, Acidic soils
- pH between 6 and 8, Neutral soils
- pH greater than 8, Basic soils
Najas graminea prefers soils
Ideal Planting LocationsNajas graminea can grow in semi or areas with no shade.
Rice fields and ditches. Found in one pond in Britain that is warmed by industrial outflow.
Planting places suited to this plant described below.
- Is a pond plant
Cultivation DetailsA 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.
Edible Uses** See disclaimer
Edible Rating: 1/5
Two reports say that the plant is edible but give no more details[105, 177]. The reports probably refer to the leaves[K].
- Leaves -
Medicinal Uses** See disclaimer
Medicinal Rating: 0/5
PropagationSeed - 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.
Known HazardsNone known
Other UsesNone known
Cultivarsno recorded cultivars
Publisher : An immense work in 6 volumes (including the index). The standard reference flora for europe, it is very terse though and with very little extra information. Not for the casual reader.
Date of Publication : 1964
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Author: Huxley. A.
Publisher : Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
Date of Publication : 1992
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