Firstly, please forgive me if I only click today. This is my 6th attempt at uploading this image as I tried 5 times yesterday!!
The image is of a flower many of you may never have heard of, an Aponogeton distachyos
. Its common name is the Water Hawthorn
. Though there are around 30 species of this plant, most are not able to survive in the British climate being mainly from the tropics and sub-tropics. All are water plants and this one came as a surprise "free gift", presumably as a seed, when I purchased the miniature Waterlily and Mace to grow in an ornamental tank about 8 years ago. In a larger pond the flowers would be about 4 inches across but mine seems to have adapted itself to match with the other plants as the flowerheads tend to be no more than 2 inches and, large or small, all have a lovely, rich scent. NB the leaves in this image are those of the Waterlily. Those of the Aponogeton are oval and less than an inch in length, though again grow to a greater length in a large pond.
A very big "Thank You" to Robin
(graceland) for his greatly appreciated UA. Gary
(Growmore) so kindly did his first ever Mod on the same image, "Pincusion?" and I must say, think he made a very fine job of it too!
Thanks to one and all for looking in and for your on-going words of encouragement.
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