Scientific Name: Najas guadalupensis
- Very thin, branching plant with very thin, strap-like leaves (1-inch long); leaves opposite or whorled in groups of 3 around stem; often confused with Potamogeton diversifolius which has alternate leaves, but Najas guadalupensis leaves are shorter and more rigid.
- Often found in highly alkaline soil.
- Can completely cover shallow areas and can become “topped-out”. Small, brown inflorescence occasionally seen above surface when topped-out.