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Nymphoides aquatica (J.F. Gmel.) Kuntze
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Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Family: Menyanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Nymphoides aquatica has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native

Nymphoides aquatica has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Nymphoides aquatica has been found in the following 15 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Flatwoods/Prairie Lake
Floodplain Marsh
Marl Prairie
River Floodplain Lake
Sinkhole
Slough
Strand Swamp
Swale
Swamp Lake
Wet Flatwoods
Wet Prairie

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Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Nymphoides aquatica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley