Floating Leaved Plants

Floating leaved plants are rooted in soil and grow into the water column. They have leaves that float on the surface of the water.

 

Nelumbo lutea

American lotus

 

Flower Color: yellow

Bloom Time: Jun - Sep

Plant Height: 3'-6'

Water Depth: moist soil-48”

Light: full sun

Benefits: underwater structure, showy flowers and seed pods

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Nuphar lutea

yellow pond-lily

 

Flower Color: yellow

Bloom Time: Mar - Oct

Plant Height: 2’-3’

Water Depth: wet soil-36”

Light: full sun

Benefits: underwater structure and habitat

Nymphaea mexicana

yellow waterlily

 

Flower Color: yellow

Bloom Time: Mar - Aug

Plant Height: 3'-4'

Water Depth: 12-48”

Light: full sun

Benefits: underwater structure and habitat, showy flowers

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Nymphaea odorata

American white waterlily

 

Flower Color: white

Bloom Time: Mar - Oct

Plant Height: 2’-3’

Water Depth: 18-42”

Light: full sun

Benefits: underwater structure and habitat, vegetation and seeds are wildlife food

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Potamogeton nodosus

longleaf pondweed

 

Flower Color: white/green

Bloom Time: Mar - Aug

Plant Height: 1’-3’

Water Depth: 12-48”

Light: full sun/part shade

Benefits: water oxygenator, food for waterfowl

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Potamogeton illinoensis

Illinois pondweed

 

Flower Color: yellow/green

Bloom Time: Jun - Sep

Plant Height: 1’-3’

Water Depth: 12-48”

Light: full sun/part shade

Benefits: water oxygenator, food for waterfowl