Mexican Sword-Plant
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Mexican Sword-Plant
ntroduced Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Mexican Sword-Plant
Botanical name: Aquarius palifolius    Family: Alismataceae (Water Plantain family)
Synonyms: Echinodorus palifolius, Sagittaria palaefolia

Mexican sword plant is a very tall, delicate, aquatic plant with very long thin leaf-stalks and spear shaped leaf blades. It flowers if left to grow through the surface and plantlets are formed on the flower stalks like the other species of Echinodorus. Flowers are white, 3-petalled, and grow in distant whorls on a rigid long stem. Mexican Sword-Plant is native to Brazil and Mexico.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale, Gurcharan Singh Photographed in Jeejamata Udyan, Mumbai.

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