Nymphoides aquatica (Big Floating Hearts)

Nymphoides aquatic, commonly known as Big Floating Hearts or Floating Hearts, is a wildflower native to the United States. This plant belongs to the Gentianaceae family and can be found in states such as Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina South Carolina Texas, and Virginia.

This wildflower has unique floating leaves that are heart-shaped with creamy white flowers located in the center of each leaf. Its stems branch out from a main stem and form an umbrella-like structure when it blooms during summertime. Nymphoides aquatica can grow up to 5 inches long and 6 inches wide with its roots firmly attached to soil or mud on the bottom of shallow waterways like streams or ponds.

Nymphoides aquatica Information

Common NamesBig Floating Hearts, Floating Hearts
Native to USAAL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA 
SizeUp to 6 inches tall

The ideal habitat for this flower consists of still water bodies that are exposed to more sunlight than shade because they thrive best under direct sunlight exposure. They can also survive in colder temperatures but will go dormant until warmer weather returns again.

These beautiful wildflowers not only provide aesthetic beauty but serve multiple functions too! They help improve water quality by absorbing pollutants from runoff water and adding oxygen into their environment through photosynthesis processes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nymphoides aquatica edible?

No, Nymphoides aquatica is not edible.

Is Nymphoides aquatica an invasive species of plant?

No, Nymphoides aquatic, is not considered to be an invasive species of plant.