Hydrocharitaceae - frog’s-bit family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 13 April 2017)

Hydrocharitaceae - frog’s-bit family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 3 species in 2 genera that grow without cultivation. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Najas (2 species)
      Najas flexilis - wavy waternymph (uncommon1)
      Najas gracillima - slender waternymph (uncommon)
   Vallisneria (1 species)
      Vallisneriaamericana - tape-grass (uncommon)

Najas (waternymph)
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Najas flexilis (wavy waternymph) - [information to be added]

Najas gracillima (slender waternymph) - [information to be added]

Vallisneria (tape-grass)
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Vallisneria americana (tape-grass) - [information to be added]

   1Frequency designations are from Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.