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NC Native Plant Society:
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Nymphoides cordata [=Nymphoides cordatum]

Little Floating Heart

Scientific Name:

Nymphoides cordata [=Nymphoides cordatum]

Genus:

Nymphoides

Species Epithet:

cordata

Common Name:

Little Floating Heart

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Menyanthaceae (Buckbean Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Aquatic

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Sandhills

Habitat Description:

Upland depression ponds, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills. Locally fairly common in the region, and can be reasonably common at Sandhills Game Land lakes and ponds in Richmond and Scotland counties; scarce in Hoke and Cumberland counties. This is a Watch List species.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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