water hyacinth facts
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Water Hyacinth Facts
What are they? Water Hyacinth are the only large aquaticherbs that can float on the water unattached tothe bottom.
Water Hyacinth has special adaptations that help it to survive and thrive in its habitat. Water Hyacinth can multiply very fast and cover reservoirs and rivers. Did you know?
Waxy Leaves Waxy leaves ensure that the water hyacinth plant is not weighed down by heavy downpours. See what happens when you drop some water on the leaves.
Thick Fibrous RootsThe thick fibrous roots trap air an enable the water hyacinth to float in the water.
Spongy Leaf Stalks Spongy leaf stalks contain air spaces that allow the plant to float. Air spaces in the leaf stalk
Fact Sheet Main features: Floating freshwater plant.Leaves: Inflated hollow leaf stalk with a round waxy green leaf.Flowers: Clusters, light purple, 6-lobed.Fruits: Capsule with seeds. Status in Singapore: Introduced. World distribution: Native to South America.Classification: Family Pontederiaceae.
Best Conditions for Water Hyacinth Growthwarm temperatures of 28C to 30 C neutral pH high light intensities What is pH? http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/science/chemical_material_behaviour/acids_bases_metals/revision/4/