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Yellow Floating Heart

Nymphoides peltata

Plant Description

Small 5-petaled yellow flowers with floating, heart-shaped leaves that are purple on the underside; spreads by seeds and stems on broken leaves.

Plant Details

Life Forms
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 3-6" above water surface
Distribution Western Oregon and Washington
Control Prevention is the best strategy. Contact a professional for advice on control of yellow floating heart.
Reproduction and Spread Spreads by seeds and floating plant fragments.
Introduced Introduced to US from Eurasia as an ornamental pond plant in the 1940s.
Look Alikes Native pond lily
Impact Dense patches exclude native plants and create a low oxygen environment that that impacts fish and wildlife.
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