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Dodecatheon meadia, Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads, Prairie Pointers

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Dodecatheon meadia
Family: Primulaceae
Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads, Prairie Pointers
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Dodecatheon are summer-dormant herbaceous perennials with basal rosettes of simple leaves and erect or arching stems bearing umbels of cyclamen-like flowers with strongly reflexed petals. The flowers can range from purplish, through pinks to white with cone-shaped, purple stamens and pistils.

Native habitat: Open woods and glades, rocky wooded slopes, dry to wet meadows and prairies. Prefers a moist to wet site.

Excellent for a waterside planting, but adaptable to rich border conditions or the woodland garden. They are also good for alpine houses.





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Echinodorus longiscapus, Sword-Plant

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Echinodorus longiscapus
Family: Alismataceae
Sword-Plant
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Echinodorus longiscapus, Sword-Plant

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Echinodorus longiscapus, Sword-Plant

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Echinodorus longiscapus, Sword-Plant

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Echinodorus palaefolius, Mexican Sword-Plant 

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Echinodorus palaefolius
Family: Alismataceae
Mexican Sword-Plant
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowers

Echinodorus palaefolius has round leaves with a horizontal leaf base. Under water the leaves are narrower and longer. The next leaves will then become shorter and the plant will remain under water. Common as aquarium plants, they grow even larger as emersed pond plants.



Echinodorus palaefolius, Mexican Sword-Plant 

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Echinodorus palaefolius, Mexican Sword-Plant 

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Echinodorus palaefolius, Mexican Sword-Plant 

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Echinodorus sp., Sword-Plant

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Echinodorus sp.
Family: Alismataceae
Sword-Plant
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage



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Eichhornia azurea, Anchored Water Hyacinth

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Eichhornia azurea
Family: Pontederiaceae
Anchored Water Hyacinth
Origin: Tropical America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticBlue/lavender/purple flowersInvasive

Under water, the leaves are spear shaped but once it breaches the surface they become more rounded like other species of Water Hyacinth.

In favourable conditions it forms an amazingly beautiful hyacinth-like flower.



Eichhornia azurea, Anchored Water Hyacinth

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