Another hyacinth

There are at least 4 species of Pontederiaceae in the Tempisque River basin. Here is one: Heteranthera limosa, a small, emergent plant inhabiting well lit, recently flooded, shallow areas of wetlands.  The entire plant is relatively delicate, perhaps as a result of fast growth.  Unfortunately, I didn’t catch any with flowers open – it may occur during a certain time of the day, because I did see this open earlier in the morning.

Pontederiaceae - Heteranthera limosa - 07.07.2010 - 13.02.36

Pontederiaceae - Heteranthera limosa - 07.07.2010 - 13.02.21

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