Floating Plants

Salvinia Natans – A floating fern

This is not a winter hardy plant and as such should be regarded as an annual plant within the UK.

Each plant has three leaves – two floating, and one submersed. The floating leaves are elliptical to ovate with dense stiff hairs on the upper surface, whereas the submerged leaves are finely dissected and serve as nutrient absorbing organs.

Family Salviniaceae
Origin Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
Category Floating Plant
Height 1-3cm (0.4-1.2”)
Growth Rate Medium-Fast

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