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Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)


Nymphoides indica is an aquatic plant in the Menyanthaceae, native to tropical areas around the world. It is sometimes cultivated, and has become a minor weed in Florida, where it resembles the native Nymphoides aquatica.Common names include banana plant, robust marshwort, and water snowflake.Nymphoides indica spreads by rhizomes, forming clusters of leaves, with clustered white flowers about 1cm across. The flowers are sometimes described as having five petals,but can have more.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Asterales

            • Family: Menyanthaceae

              • Genus: Nymphoides