Taken at Lotus pond in White Sand Dunes, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam.
Common names: White Water Fringe, Water snowflake
Nymphoides species are widespread around the world and are a group of plants that grow underwater with their leaves floating on the water surface like water lillies. The flowers are held upright above the leaves. Nymphoides indica is native to northern Australia and is freely flowering from Spring into Autumn. This species prefers warm, still or slowly moving water The green rounded glossy leaves are 6cm across and the attractive fringed white flowers with yellow centres are 2cm wide. This nymphoides species is especially suited for growing in water bowls, tubs and small ponds in protected areas. In warmer areas of Australia they can be grown in larger ponds and dams.
Young stems and leaves of Nymphoides indica are said to be cooked and eaten in parts of Asia.
Note: Care must be taken in preparation of any edible water plants and research undertaken prior to preparation and use. This is a general guide only. Aqua Flora Solutions cannot take responsibility for any adverse reactions from the use of plants.
- SILVER Medalist Round 18 - "OUR WORLD" SERIES: MACROS Perpetual Contest - 2011 of Color Photo Award - PREMIER group.
- Photo of the Day (September 3, 2011) and displayed on Front Page of "Language of Flowers" group.
- 4th Place Winner in April Contest : "Only White Flowers" and displayed on Front Page of Group "◇Fauna and Flora◇".