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brittle naiad


Europe, Turkey, Northern Africa, India and Japan


Brittle naiad forms paired leaves with spines visible to the native eye.


This plant grows and spreads quickly. If it becomes overly abundant in can impact recreation by limiting fishing and boating opportunities.

Range Expansion:

Brittle naiad can reproduce via fragmentation; meaning small pieces of a plant can "seed" an entirely new plant.

South Dakota Distribution:
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