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Aponogeton distachyos

   (Family: Aponogetonaceae)
Afrikaans: Waterblommetjie, Vleikos English: Cape Pond Weed  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Aquatic
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Full Sun
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  Flower scent EDIT
  Sweetly scented
  Flower info
  Bears forked spikes with 2 rows of numerous fragrant white flowers, each with 1 petal up to 18mm long.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf size 60 - 200mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Oblong, floating leaves 6-20cm long.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
Rhizomatous aquatic with oblong, floating leaves and numerous fragrant white flowers.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Pools and ditches in the southwestern Cape.
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  • John Manning,(2008),Field guide to Fynbos,Struik  


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