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.
Herbaceous perennial, fleshy rhizome. Flexible stem, erect to decumbenta, ribbed, light purple, 8-20 cm high. Leaves petiolate, green-glauca, glabra, 5-10 cm long, leaf-ovat basal orbiculare or reniforme; caulinare lanceolata-spatulate leaves, base cuneata, top acute, edge teeth caulinare upper leaves are elliptical, bracteiforme.
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