This hardy water plant has white fragrant flowers with yellow centers which grow 6 to 12 in. across. Flowers are only open during daylight hours. Round emerald green leaves float at water level. Waterfowl and a number of mammals eat various parts of the plant and the leaves provide good cover for fish. Grass carp eat it.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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