Water Stargrass

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WATER STARGRASS
Mud plantain, Heteranthera liebmannii - Pontederiaceae, Pickerelweed Family

DESCRIPTION: Submerged, aquatic flowering perennial herb
Height: Submerged, only flowers emerged and occasionally leaves
Flowers: Yellow, with five petals each about 3/4 inch wide, late spring to summer
Fruit: Tiny, inconspicuous
Foliage: Green, elongated 6 inches long and 1/4 inch wide
Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Mud or shallow water
Drainage: Poor
Water: Flooded
Maintenance: Little
Propagation: Seeds or root division

NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca, ponds, quiet streams, canals, ditches and swamps

WILDLIFE USE: The leaves and submerged stems give shelter and food for many wetland animals.

COMMENTS: This showy pond plant is ideal for planting at the edge of your pond, resaca or wetland.

 

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