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Big floatingheart
Nymphoides aquatica
Menyanthaceae


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.
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.


 


Chuck McCartney
Chuck McCartney
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley