Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2684

Floating-leaved aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in upland depression ponds, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Floating stems with single leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5 sepals united at base
5 petals united only at base
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nymphoides cordata   FAMILY Menyanthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-06-001:
Nymphoides cordata   FAMILY Gentianaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Floating Heart