Scientific Name - Aponogeton L. distachya
Synonyms - Aponogeton distachyum
Popular names - waterblommetjie, Cape-pondweed.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa.
Description - aquatic species, perennial. Natante Leaves, 6-25 x 1.5-7 cm, ovate or lanceolate, attenuated to the round, top obtuse to acute, margin entire, petiole up to 100 cm in length. The flowering spike with two branches 'Y'. Flowers white, shoulder about 3 cm, purple to black anthers, pollen yellow. Blooms in March-April and October-November.
Tolerance - the deeper waters can get through the weak winter frosts.
Requirements - 15-60 cm deep water, sunny or partially shaded exhibitions.
Management - to ensure that the plant will pass well over the winter it is best to remove it from the baseand a youth in a bowl inside.
Propagation - by seed, is sown soon after ripening inntr a pot with water about 3 inches deep.
Properties and Uses - are grown for ornamental purposes, in swimming pools.
Curious - was introduced in Europe in the seventeenth century, was naturalized locally in France and England.
Musa sp. - Bananas
Herbaceous perennial, 2-9 m high. Fibrous roots may reach up to 1.5 m deep. Trunk false shoots. 6-20 leaves arranged spiral around the edge at first, wrapped trunk. Unisexuate hermaphrodite flowers in bunches, each bunch is covered by a red to purple bracts.
Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.
Hyacinthus orientalis - bulbous perennial with linear to lance-shaped, channeled, bright green leaves, 15-35 cm long. Is classified as an ornamental, and is native to the Mediterranean region. The essential oils found only in the flowers have been used in cosmetics and soap fragrances.
Papaver aurantiacum - perennial species, grows on limestone debris and rocky places in alpine and subalpine region.