Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2931

Aquatic (rooted), Forb
Perennial

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

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

Look for it in ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England

 

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!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
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