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Thursday, 14 February 2013

FFF65 - FRINGED WATER-LILY

Nymphoides peltata (syn. Villarsia nymphaeoides, Fringed Water-lily, Yellow Floating-heart, Water Fringe) is an aquatic plant of the family Menyanthaceae native to Eurasia. It has cordate floating leaves that support a lax inflorescence of yellow flowers with fringed petal margins. The fruit is a capsule bearing many flattened seeds with stiff marginal hairs.The plants are commonly sold for use in ornamental water gardens. Outside their native range, however, they can escape cultivation and become nuisance noxious weeds.

Fringed Water-lily is an aquatic plant that grows well in shallow fresh-water like canals and ponds or slow moving streams. It differs from true water-lilies in that the flowers are smaller and that they are projecting above water level on short 8 cm stalks. Also in that it has five petals which are frayed or fringed around the periphery. The leaves float on water, from which long stems dangle. The leaves are normally oval in appearance with a shiny appearance from above, sometimes with purple spots, and purple below.

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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful flower and information I love to read about.
    Thank you.
    Gisela

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  2. I love the fringe and the colour is just what I need on a very grey day.

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  3. Gorgeous flower, lovely color and composition! :)

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  4. wow, this is an exquisite flower--i have never seen this water lily before.

    Cimarron Dward Sage

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  5. What a beauty! I would never have thought it's a water lily.

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  6. it's probably different to see this flower in reality, but on the pic it almost looks like it's made from fabric (because of the frayed edges). Beautiful little (?) flower! Thanks for sharing:)

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  7. That's a very interesting flower!

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  8. Sorry, delete no. 20, because it's not a direct url, but no. 24 is!

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  9. Wonderful blossom, amazing details!
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    moni

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  10. Thanks for hosting this blog party. Your photo of they yellow fringy flower is absolutely lovely. Hope that you have a great weekend.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  11. Your really is so colorful and beautifu. Awakening color. My entry is from : willyouhearfromme.blospot.com

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  12. I mean your water -lily flower!

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  13. Wow. How exotic. I had never seen one of these anywhere. Nice.

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  14. The classic yellow floating heart. There are also water snowflake and orange water snowflake which have a similar "fringe" bloom.

    Here is a photo on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/utopiaaquatic/2113905095/

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