Nymphoides peltata

Family (Traditional)Menyanthaceae
Species:Nymphoides peltata (S. G. Gmel.) Kuntze
Common NameYellow Floatingheart
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: floating; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Limnanthemum peltatum Limnanthemum peltatum Gmel.
Nymphoides nymphaeoides Nymphoides nymphaeoides (L.) Britt.
Nymphoides peltatum Nymphoides peltatum (S. G. Gmel.) Britten & Rendle

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bullitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Franklin (TN), Montgomery (TN), Rhea (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, KNK, TENN, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2010 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0012965 Montgomery Tennessee
Nymphoides peltata
APSC0011808 Rhea Tennessee
Nymphoides peltata
TENN-V-0176619 Stewart Tennessee
Nymphoides peltata
TENN-V-0176618 Montgomery Tennessee
Nymphoides peltata
APSC0107309 Bullitt Kentucky
Nymphoides peltata
UOS00113 Franklin Tennessee 12 Oct 2016 Ansley Murphy
Nymphoides peltata
31973000013751 Campbell Kentucky
Nymphoides peltata
APSC0108474 Bullitt Kentucky
Nymphoides peltata
UOS03861 Franklin Tennessee 08 Jun 2010 Katie Qualls
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