Nymphoides thunbergiana

Nymphoides thunbergiana
Nymphoides thunbergiana

Common names: floating hearts (English). 
Botanical name: Nymphoides thunbergiana

Nymphoides thunbergiana, also known as floating hearts, is a beautiful and fast-growing water plant with heart-shaped leaves and white flowers with yellow centres. It grows in ponds, marshes and rivers, and attracts bees and butterflies with its nectar, and provides shelter and food for fish and water birds. It has been used traditionally for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, as well as for making mats and baskets. It is easy to grow in ornamental ponds and dams.

Uses & Benefits: ponds & ecopools, wetlands

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Family: Menyanthaceae
Type: aquatic
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