Nymphoides aquatica

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Floating Hearts


Plant Specifics

Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms when wet and warm.
Habitats:Water. Ponds, lakes, quiet streams, swampa, ditches, canals. This species can be seen in the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area in Hillsborough County.


Recommended Uses:Water garden, planting of surface water management pond. Often used as an aquarium plant.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Stays Wet
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck)



Pollinated by bees and flies.