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.
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.