USDA, NRCS. 2019. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 4 June 2019). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
What is Birdbill Dayflower?
- Over 12 inches
- Erect or ascending
- 3 petals
- Blooms Jul – Sep
- Narrow (0.4-1 cm wide)
Where Does it Grow?
Birdbill dayflower can be found in ditches, along water banks, and other partly shaded areas with moist soils.
Pros and Cons of Birdbill Dayflower
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.