Crested Floating Heart
Crested floating heart invades canals, lakes and ponds in southern states; although not present much yet in North Carolina, there is concern that it may become a problem if not detected early.
Each stem produces a single leaf which lies flat along (or right below) the water surface. The leaves are heart-shaped. They can be all green or green and red. Slender tuberous roots dangle from the stem-leaf node. White flowers bloom through the summer.
Fact Sheet: Crested Floating Heart