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|Hyacinth plants also grow in our school lotus pond. They are in bloom these days. Have a look at this pretty one.|
Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as (common) water hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin and is often considered a highly problematic invasive species outside its native range.
Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant (or hydrophyte) native to tropical and sub-tropical South America. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 10–20 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals. When not in bloom, water hyacinth may be mistaken for frog's-bit (Limnobium spongia).
One of the fastest growing plants known, water hyacinth reproduces primarily by way of runners or stolons, which eventually form daughter plants. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds each year and these seeds can remain viable for more than 28 years. Some water hyacinths were found to grow up to 2 to 5 metres a day in some sites in Southeast Asia. The common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) are vigorous growers known to double their population in two weeks.
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- [2015-07-21 6:20]
Hi Ram,this flower is truly beautiful,a great capture from the best POV and spectacular details and colors,interesting specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Ram, elegant composition with beautiful flower, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2015-07-21 12:22]
Great macro of hyacinth flower, very nice POV, excellent shrapness and details, very beautiful brilliant colors.
- [2015-07-21 14:11]
Very nice composition, excellent tones colors and sharpness,very good contrast, I like the blue tones, good and complet note.
Wonderful flowers. Nice colors and very good details.