TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Number of plants found: 4    

Eichhornia azurea, Anchored Water Hyacinth

Eichhornia azurea

Anchored Water Hyacinth
Family: Pontederiaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticBlue, lavender, purple flowersInvasive

Under water, the leaves are spear shaped but once it breaches the surface they become more rounded like other species of Water Hyacinth.

In favourable conditions it forms an amazingly beautiful hyacinth-like flower.



Eichhornia azurea, Anchored Water Hyacinth


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Eichhornia crassipes, Water Hyacinth

Eichhornia crassipes

Water Hyacinth
Family: Pontederiaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticBlue, lavender, purple flowersInvasiveFlood tolerant

Water hyacinth, is a distinctive floating plant that is suitable for indoor ponds and large open aquariums. It is also used as a summer plant in European garden ponds. Its size depends on the nutrients in the water and the light intensity. In open aquariums containing pure water it forms decorative miniature plants. It is now distributed all over the tropics and has become a menace, covering lake surfaces. In favourable conditions it forms an amazingly beautiful hyacinth-like flower.





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Pontederia cordata, Pickerel Plant, Pickerelweed, Blue Pickerel

Pontederia cordata

Pickerel Plant, Pickerelweed, Blue Pickerel
Family: Pontederiaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
USDA Zone: 3-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticBlue, lavender, purple flowersFlood tolerant

Pickerelweed typically grows to about 2 to 3 Ft tall. Pickerelweed is an aquatic or marsh perennial with a cluster of erect arrowhead-shaped leaves arising from a single basal clump. Its leaves are large, up to 5" wide, and are usually twice as long. Leaf shapes are variable, but are usually lance-shaped. The easiest way to recognize pickerelweed is by its spike of violet-blue flowers. Sometimes the flowers are white. Plant pickerelweed in the margins of a garden pond or water garden. You can plant it in a pot, then set the pot in the water. That way you can change the depth and position of the plant if necessary. Cut flowers are strikingly beautiful when viewed up close, and although each individual flower lasts only one day, more will open each day and the entire inflorescence will last for several days in a vase of water. Propagation: The rootstock of large plants is easily divided.





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Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed

Pontederia rotundifolia

Tropical Pickerelweed
Family: Pontederiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticPink flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowers

Annual or perennial. Vegetative stem elongate, floating or on mudflats; flowering stem to 26 cm long, the lower internode procumbent or erect. Sessile leaves not seen; petiolate leaves floating or emersed, reniform to cordate. The flowers are pink, or light blue, with a yellow spot in one petal.



Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed
Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed
Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed
Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed


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