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Heteranthera reniformis - Floating leaf mud plantain

Native Wetland Plants

Heteranthera reniformis

Floating leaf mud plantain

More About Floating leaf mud plantain

  • Delicate light blue flowers summer into fall

Heteranthera reniformis, Floating leaf mud plantain, has bright green glossy almost kidney-shaped leaves growing on sprawling stems with delicate light blue flowers during summer and early fall. Flowers open about 3 hours after sunrise.  Floating leaf mud plantain is well suited for use in small ponds and water gardens.

Heteranthera reniformis Characteristics & Attributes

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