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  • Elatine gratioloides

    • Scientific Name: Elatine gratioloides
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Type: Native
    • Plant Life-form Type: short
    • Taxonomy: Cunn
    • Presence: North, South and Stewart Islands
    • Habitat: Shallow water in lakes and river margins
    • Temperature (°C): up to 28
    • pH range: 6.5 - 7.2
    • Hardness (ppm): Hardy
    • Height: 200mm
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Notes: Shallow margins of large lakes throughout NZ a creeping plant that forms a low turf that may grow up to 20cm tall.
    • Propagation: Stem cuttings and seed
    • Features: Creeping perennial, low growing herb, with variable form/size in different habitats. Stems are thick/fleshy, root at the nodes and are usually 1 to 2 cm long if emergent but may grow to 20 cm long when submerged in static water. Leaves are opposite, 2 to 16 mm long, 5 mm wide, ovate to elliptic in shape, bright green and fleshy with short petioles. Flowers have 3 petals and sepal, are inconspicuous, solitary, sessile occuring alternately up the stem in the axils of leaves.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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