Floating Heart is also known as Banana Lilly because of its banana shaped roots that store nutrients. Varieties are numerous, producing yellow or white flowers. Leaves are small and resemble a heart with a notch where the stem attaches. It is often mistaken for a miniature water lily.
It grows rooted or as a floating plant and can quickly fill a pond in a couple seasons. Leaves are green above the water and a dull purple below.
Due to its high rate of growth and invasive habits, it is VERY difficult to control. Plan on a long-term program for control.