Scientific Name: Nymphoides Peltata
Common Name(s): Yellow Floating Heart
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Research Summary: Derick S
|My observations were that this is a very odd plant that spreads around very easily. Also, it wasn't difficult to research because there was so many websites that I could not easily choose which one to use. There were so many resources because everywhere I went there was a link to a website. I found many things about the yellow floating heart that were interesting because I didn't know anything about it to begin with. These are some of the most important details and this website can help inform a lot of people about this invasive species.
Taxonomy of Species
| Scientific Classification
|| What That Classification Means
|Kingdom||Plantae|| Plants-makes own food from sun, can't move, has eukaryotic cell.
|Phylum||Magnoliophyta|| Flowering plants
|Class||Magnoliopsida|| A flowering plant with two organisms in its early stage of development.
Leaves or the seed leaf of the embryo of a plant that usually appears at
|Order||Solanales|| Flowering plants, included in the genus of more or less advanced
dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs are flowering plants
whose seed contains two embryonic leaves .
|Family||Menyanthaceae|| Buckbean family.
|Genus|| Nymphoides hill
|| Floating heart.
|Species|| Nymphoides peltata
|| Yellow floating heart
Similar species include:Nuphar variegata
Location and Movement
|Origin/ Native Range
|| India, Asia, Europe, Russia.
|| Introduced as water garden plant in Alabama, 1891.
|Spread of Species||
|Where is it now invasive?|| TX ,NY, WA, OR, VT, RI, ME, OH, MA, MS, NC, PA, IL, IN, MO, DC, CO, CT, AL, AR, LA, ID, NJ,
|Is this species in Maine?
|Where has it been identified?
|| Rockport, Augusta, Portland, and Freeport, ME.
|Where did it come from?|| Shipments from Asia.
|| Swamps, rivers, ponds, marshy areas, and lakes.
|Climate and Temperature Range
|| Moist climate. Temperature range from 55-85 degrees C and F.
|Ecological Interactions|| Producer
|| It takes in sunlight through photosynthesis.
|| Opossums, snakes, and birds.
|Human|| Keeps humans from canoeing, kayaking, and swimming because the roots are stiff and hard to
|Economic|| Costs millions of dollars to prevent and extremely impacts tourist industry.|
Control- Little is know about the control of this species.
|Biological|| No biological control.
|Mechanical/Manual|| Dug up by divers and pulled up by hand.
|Cultural|| It should not be sold as an ornamental plant.
|Chemical|| Can't kill it with chemicals because it would poison the water source or kill remaining fish and