Carolinas and Georgia

2685

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nymphoides aquatica   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nymphoides aquatica   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-06-002:
Nymphoides aquatica   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Nymphoides aquaticum

 

COMMON NAME:
Big Floating-heart, Banana Floating-heart


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Look for it in limesink ponds (dolines), other acidic & nutrient-poor water-filled depressions, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in Outer & Middle Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Floating stems with single leaves
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united only at base
5 stamens
Flowers in simple umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Nymphoides aquatica   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

Big Floating-heart, Banana Floating-heart