Salvinia Natans
Water Butterfly Wings

UK Native: Yes

Height: Short

Planting Zone: 5

The Salvinias are floating annuals. they are generally of pale green colour, with slender stems bearing rather broad two-ranked leaves, and are covered in fine silky hairs which make them soft to the touch. Floating plants give shade to the pond surface, thus reducing algae. They provide cover and habitat for pond creatures.