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PARA MI QUERIDA HIJA ADA / TO MY DEAREST DAUGHTER ADA

Jacinto de Agua en mi pequeño jardin /Water hyacinth in my tiny garden (Eichhornia crassipes)

DESEÁNDOLES UNA MARAVILLOSA SEMANA A TODOS MIS AMIGO/AS

Eichhornia es un género de siete especies comúnmente llamadas aguapés, camalotes, jacintos de agua, bora, lirio acuático o taruyas, son plantas perennes flotantes oriundas de las regiones tropicales de Sudamérica. Flotan sostenidas por esponjosos rizomas, con las raíces flotando libremente. En zonas de aguas estancadas, como los correntinos Esteros del Iberá, pueden entrelazarse formando embalsados, auténticas islas flotantes sobre las que crece otra vegetación y que sirven de hábitat a numerosas especies animales.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichhornia

Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant native to tropical and sub-tropical South America. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 10–20 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals. When not in bloom, water hyacinth may be mistaken for frog's-bit (Limnobium spongia).
One of the fastest growing plants known, water hyacinth reproduces primarily by way of runners or stolons, which eventually form daughter plants. It also produces large quantities of seeds, and these are viable up to thirty years. The common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) are vigorous growers known to double their population in two weeks.

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May 28 2012 16:11 GMT ForestSpirit
That's so pretty! I wish you a great week too!
May 28 2012 18:58 GMT senna3
Wonderful flower, beautifully photographed!
May 28 2012 21:14 GMT marijke06
lovely!
May 29 2012 00:15 GMT fhelsing PRO
a beautiful plant!
May 29 2012 06:18 GMT Pea2007
Beautiful composition.
May 29 2012 11:22 GMT sini
Wonderful!:)
May 29 2012 13:49 GMT Lalbabu
Beautiful one!!!
May 29 2012 21:44 GMT Snappa
Lovely capture.
May 29 2012 21:49 GMT janos
Wonderful flower!:)
May 29 2012 21:58 GMT bandsix
A beautiful flower...and interesting info, too!
May 29 2012 23:55 GMT gtc126
LOVEY CAPTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 30 2012 20:24 GMT HMBPA PRO
Gorgeous photo!
May 31 2012 10:01 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful flower and thank you for the information Aquiles :)

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