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.

 
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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

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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