General Landscape Uses:
Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Native plant nurseries.
Floating aquatic wildflower.
N/A; floating aquatic.
Widespread in much of eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.
Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.
Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.
Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.
Sloughs, marshes and swamps.
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Full sun to light shade.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides food and cover for wildlife.
Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005)