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Big floatingheart
Nymphoides aquatica
Menyanthaceae
 

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

General Landscape Uses: Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Floating aquatic wildflower.

Dimensions: N/A; floating aquatic.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States, Maryland and Deleware west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Sloughs, marshes and swamps.

Soils: Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Flower Color: White.

Flower Characteristics: Showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-summer.

Fruit: Fruit berrylike.


Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley


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