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botanical name:
Nymphoides peltata
Nymphoides peltata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Water fringe, Floating heart
synonyms:  Villarsia nymphoides
family:  Menyanthaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.08m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: aquatic
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Floating aquatic. Round leaves much like a small waterlily, mottled and marbled with brown and pale green. Attractive bright yellow flowers with fringed petals. Spreads vigorously by long runners. Can be invasive.

Grow in water between 10cm and 75cm deep. Will roots into mud or soil at the waters edge. Grows rapidly if conditions suit it and can completely cover a small shallow pond.

From runners.

other notes:
Native to Northern Europe including Britain
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