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Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth
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Copyright: Nilotpal Patra (nilotpal_patra) (49)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L21
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-01 3:13
Viewed: 4155
Points: 2
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Water Hyacinth,
Common name: Water Hyacinth, Kabokkang (Manipuri), African Paayal (Malayalam)
Botanical name: Eichornia crassipes Family: Pontederiaceae (pickerelweed family)

Water hyacinth, a member of the pickerelweed family, is a floating plant which can be grown indoors or outside. In a glass container you can see the attractive purple roots. The plants vary in size from a few centimeters to over a meter in height. The glossy green, leathery leaf blades are up to 20 cm long and 5-15 cm wide and are attached to petioles that are often spongy-inflated. Numerous dark, branched, fibrous roots dangle in the water from the underside of the plant. The inflorescence is a loose terminal spike with showy light-blue to violet flowers (flowers occasionally white) Each flower has 6 bluish-purple petals joined at the base to form a short tube. One petal bears a yellow spot.
Referance :- http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/blue.html

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-01 21:53]

Very nice close up of this beautiful flower with excellent colors and fine details.TFS.

beautiful flower and nice capture !

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