Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Menyanthaceae, Buckbean family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Little Floating Heart
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides cordata   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides cordata   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nymphoides cordata 155-06-001   FAMILY: Gentianaceae

 

Look for it in upland depression ponds, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Big Floating Heart, Banana Floating Heart
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides aquatica   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides aquatica   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nymphoides aquatica 155-06-002   FAMILY: Gentianaceae

 

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

Uncommon, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Crested Floating Heart, Water Snowflake
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides cristata   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides cristata   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae

 

Look for it in ponds and lakes

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

Non-native: China & India

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Floating Heart
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nymphoides peltata   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nymphoides peltata   FAMILY: Menyanthaceae

 

Look for it in ponds

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

Non-native: Europe

 


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"... conventional landscaping produces biologically sterile, water-dependent environments. This has led some cities in arid regions to encourage native plant species, which need less maintenance and contribute to wildlife habitat." — Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods