Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.6-1.25 ft Width: mat forming
Phenology: evergreen,winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Noted as an aquarium plant. Can be planted in mucky areas along the edges of water features where it forms dense mats of bright green foliage.
Considerations: Can be overly aggressive. If planted outside its range, it appears to have the potential to become invasive....
Availability: Specialty providers
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck), pond, lake, or stream bottom
Native Habitats: Basin marsh, seep stream, estuarine brackish marsh. Ditches & muddy shores.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: The author identified the plant now in the USF Herbarium for Hillsborough County. It was taking over a near-coastal borrow pond being used as a wetland mitigation area. It seems likely that this plant was an escape from a nearby area where the plant was being cultivated for the aquarium trade.