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Nymphoides aquatica (J.F. Gmel.) Kuntze

 

Floating heart

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyMenyanthaceaeFrom Ancient Greek μηνύανθος (mēnúanthos, “a water plant”), possibly from μήνη (mḗnē, “month, crescent moon”) or μηνύω (mēnúō, “to disclose”) + ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”) in reference to the sequential opening of flowers on the inflorescence
GenusNymphoidesLike genus Nymphaea, which in turn is from the Greek nymphaia, referring to a water nymph
SpeciesaquaticaFound in the water, relating to water

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Nymphoides aquatica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Nymphoides aquatica (floating heart)

Not clear what the white things are. · 4/14/2015 · Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 7 × 6" (17 × 14 cm)

Nymphoides aquatica (floating heart)

Not clear what the white things are. · 4/14/2015 · Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 6 × 4½" (15 × 12 cm)

Nymphoides aquatica (floating heart)

4/14/2015 · Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 14 cm)

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