Native to: Central and South America
Mosiac flower inhabits wet swampy areas in its native range with leaves that float on the water’s surface when occurring in standing water. It is in the ornamental plant trade for use in ponds and aquariums.
Habit: Perennial aquatic herbaceous shrub with reddish brittle stems.
Leaves: Diamond-shaped with toothed margins, radiate outwards to form mosaic-like rosettes.
Flowers: Bright yellow, cup-shaped, solitary, produced in leaf axils.
Fruit: Explosive capsules.
Distribution in Florida: Not present
Due to its rapid growth, efficient mode of reproduction, and habit of creating water surface coverage, it has been identified as a potentially invasive plant in Sri Lanka. Beyond this however it is not reported as having escaped cultivation or having negative environmental, economic, or human health impacts.