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Native Wetland Plants

Heteranthera limnosa

Upright Mud Plantain

More About Upright Mud Plantain

The Mud Plantain's thick spade-shaped green leaves may be found above or below the water surface along pond margins, mud flats, and marshes. This annual herb has delightfully refined purplish blue flowers from early June to late September.

Heteranthera limnosa Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
< 1'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Stoloniferous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Shallow Water 6" - 12"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Waterfowl
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Floater
Marginal
Oxygenator
Attributes
Erosion Control
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
8
9