Carolinas and Georgia

3807

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nymphoides cristata   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crested Floating Heart, Water Snowflake


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Look for it in ponds and lakes, per Weakley's Flora

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: China & India
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare. Introduced for water gardens/aquariums, considered a noxious aquatic weed


INVASIVE

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

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Floating stems with single leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
5-merous
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united only at base
5 stamens
Flowers clustered at nodes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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



Nymphoides cristata   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

Crested Floating Heart, Water Snowflake