Carolinas and Georgia

2931

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Nymphoides peltata   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nymphoides peltata   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Floating Heart


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Look for it in ponds, per Weakley's Flora

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Waifs. It is sold for cultivation in water gardens and will likely spread.


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Floating stems with multiple leaves, lower alternate & upper opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
5-merous
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united only at base
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Nymphoides peltata   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

Yellow Floating Heart