USDA, NRCS. 2018. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 March 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
What is Shade Mudflower?
- Light green
- Grows in bunches
Where Does it Grow?
Shade mudflower can be found in small ponds, ditches and streams. This plant is often emergent in the summer and submersed in the winter.
Pros and Cons of Shade Mudflower
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.