Flower Photography: Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)

Water Snowflake spotted at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Species of Nymphoides are sold as aquarium plants, including the "banana plant", N. aquatica and the "water snowflake", N. indica. Species native to the United States are N. cordata in the northeast and N. aquatica in the southeast. Nymphoides peltata is native to Europe and Asia, but can be found in the United States as an invasive aquatic weed.

Nymphoides is a genus of aquatic flowering plants in the family Menyanthaceae. The genus name refers to their resemblance to the water lily NymphaeaNymphoides are aquatic plants with submerged roots and floating leaves that hold the small flowers above the water surface. Flowers are sympetalous, most often divided into five lobes (petals). The petals are either yellow or white, and may be adorned with lateral wings or covered in small hairs. The inflorescence consists of either an umbellate cluster of flowers or a lax raceme, with internodes occurring between generally paired flowers. ~ Wikipedia


12 comments:

  1. We have then snowflakes in the tropics.

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  2. snowflakes! how lovely twinzy!

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  3. What an exquisite flower! I've never seen one like this! And what a superb capture, Cher! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your weekend is going well!

    Sylvia

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  4. this is very beautiful, Che. like a snowflake indeed.

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  5. what a cute little thing !!

    aligaga

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  6. whoa! the scientific names are indeed hard to pronounce! ^0^
    this shot is simply wonderful.

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  7. Such a beautiful and special flower!

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  8. Such a beautiful and special flower!

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  9. so pretty, I've never seen water snowflakes before

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  10. What sweet flowers these are. Nice capture. :-)

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  11. congrats! you are in the top of weekend flowers with your lovely snowflakes :)

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