Native SpeciesLittle floating heart

Nymphoides cordata
FOUND by weaintevenmad
2012-06-27
Cherryfield
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Taylor Thompson
Peer reviewed by Austin Tenney
Field Notes
I do think that i found the little floating heart, if not i found a lot of things like it, or very similar. I found mostly lily pads and weeds, and also a lot of fish eggs. I also came across spatterdock and hemlock along the shore.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Small leaves 2-5 cm. smooth edges, slightly wavy.
Photo of my evidence.
White flowers 1-2 cm wide. They rise above the water on stems.
Photo of my evidence.
One plant with one stem floating.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Nymphoides cordata
Common name:
Little floating heart
Count of individuals: 
50+
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
How big is it?: 
2 - 5 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.627650 °
Longitude: 
W -68.115700 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Fox Pond
Trip date: 
Wed, 2012-06-27 10:30
Town or city: 
Cherryfield
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
50 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Boats
Water temperature: 
20.9°C
pH: 
7.2
Dissolved oxygen: 

Comments

Waterproof camera!

Waterproof camera!

You've nailed the correct identification with one-leaf, one-stem clue and the your excellent image of the delicate while flower. Well done! --Paul

FYI - I just made your 3rd evidence photo my desktop background. It's really cool.

Hey

Laugh out loud! that is wounderful!

you also made the best of VS page!! http://vitalsignsme.org/best-evidence-photos

how did you get that cool underwater shot?? it's so cool!