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Nymphoides aquatica (Walter ex J.F. Gmelin) Kuntze. Big Floating Heart, Banana Floating Heart. Phen: Late Apr-Sep. Hab: Limesink ponds (dolines), other acidic and nutrient-poor water-filled depressions, sluggish streams, beaverponds, primarily in the Outer and Middle Coastal Plain. Dist: A Southeastern Coastal Plain endemic: NJ south to FL and west to TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: A tetraploid species (2n=36) (Tippery et al. 2018).

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl7, GW2, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tx, Va, WH3, Middleton et al (2018), Wood (1983a); = Nymphoides aquaticum – G, S, Tat, orthographic variant

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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