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.
Salvia nemorosa - perennial species, native to southeastern Europe, with an area richer in Carpatico-Danubian region, increases the arid grasslands of the plains up to 1000 m altitude.
Ornithogalum umbelatum L. - balusca
Bulbous perennial species. Basal leaves semi-erect, linear, ribbed white-silver center, 25-30 cm long. Raceme with 6-20 corymb blossom type flowers, 2 cm diameter; tepale white with green on the outside, 6 stamens, 1 pistil.
Prenanthes purpurea - rabbit salad
Herbaceous perennial. Stem branched, 25-150 cm, pubescent. Amplexicaule leaves, elliptical, oblong or fidate, margin entire or Pinata-fidata, glauca. Flowers arranged in panicule, ligula flowers are purple, with 5 teeth, tubular flowers absent.
Reseda phyteuma - annual or perennial grass, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, North Africa, it grows on basic soils, grassy edges of roads, from 0 to 1900 m altitude.