Nodding Waternymph (Flexilis)

The Nodding Waternymph (Flexilis) is generally described as an annual forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer and fall . The greatest bloom is usually observed in the late summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Nodding Waternymph (Flexilis) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Nodding Waternymph (Flexilis) will reach up to 2.5 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Nodding Waternymph (Flexilis) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by seed, sprigs. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 47°F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Duration Annual
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Late Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Colonizing
Drought Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Height When Mature 2.5
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuousness No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Seed, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature 47
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate None
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 6.5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 0–0 inches/yr
Planting Density 700–1200 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Minimum Frost-Free Days 0 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant Yes
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA