Botanical family: Menyanthaceae

Number of plants found: 2    

Nymphoides peltata, Yellow Floating Heart

Nymphoides peltata

Yellow Floating Heart
Family: Menyanthaceae
Origin: Eastern Asia
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquatic plantYellow, orange flowersInvasive plant

Yellow floating heart can be a popular aquatic garden ornamental for outdoor water gardens.

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Nymphoides sp., Floating hearts. Nymphoides indica (?)
Nymphoides indica (?)

Nymphoides sp.

Floating hearts
Family: Menyanthaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia and Australia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquatic plantYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersFlood tolerant plant

This is a pretty, fast-growing, perennial water plant. It has flat, rounded, floating leaves, and delicate white and yellow flowers appearing in summer. N. Indica may be planted in the soil at the bottom of a pond in about 15" to 30" of water, although it is fairly tolerant of fluctuating water levels. This plant will naturally spread on its own. However, one can also divide it by cutting the stolons between the tufts and removing the plantlets to the new pond or allowing them to root in soil if not already rooted.

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