|Copyright: manee makkala (makkala)
|Date Taken: 2012-09-16|
|Categories: Water Plants|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-09-30 9:26|
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|Pontederia cordata Linn.|
Pontederia plants have large waxy leaves, succulent stems and a thick pad of fibrous roots. The roots give rise to rhizomes that allow rapid colonization by vegetative reproduction. Species are perennial, and produce a large spike of flowers in the summer. There is a species of bee (Dufourea novaeangliae) that exclusively visits Pontederia cordata; waterfowl also eat the fruit of the plant.
Pontederia cordata, and another member of the family, Eichhornia crassipes, have become invasive in many tropical and temperate parts of the globe, but are, on the other hand, efficient biological filters of polluted water in constructed wetlands.
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- [2012-09-30 14:29]
Magnificent flower and excellent capture whit a correct exposure for the best colors,very good details too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
lovely water plant, TFS Ori