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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From runners.

other notes:
Native to Northern Europe including Britain

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