- Flower nameEchinodorus argentinensi
- Scientific nameEchinodorus grandiflorus spp. grandiflorus
- Place of originBrazil to South America in Argentina
- Place of floweringRiver, pond, Rice paddies
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October
What is Echinodorus argentinensi
Echinodorus argentinensi, Argentine sword, spoon sword plant, or spoon melon sword, (scientific name: Echinodorus grandiflorus) is a perennial plant in the family Alismataceae, native to tropical America from Brazil to Argentina. It is found in rivers and wetlands and grows to 100-150 cm in height. The above water leaves are larger than the submerged leaves and are about 1 m long. The watery leaves are ovoid with long petioles, while the sunken leaves are oval with short petioles. The leaf margins are full margins. It is a perennial flowering plant, with small, three-petaled flowers that bloom in rings of about 10 flowers around the stem. It produces emaciated fruits after flowering. It is used as an ornamental plant.
Generic name: Echinodorus argentinensis, scientific name: Echinodorus grandiflorus (new), Echinodorus argentinensis (old), also known as Argentine sword, spoon sword plant, spoon melon sword, origin: Brazil to South America in Argentina, environment: rivers and wetlands, type of life: aquatic perennial herb, height: 100-150 cm, leaf shape: ovate with long petioles, submerged leaves: elliptical with short petioles, leaf margin: full margin, leaf length: 1 m (water-leaf), flowering period: May to October, flower color: white, inflorescence diameter: conical inflorescence, number of petals: 3, flower diameter: 2 cm, fruiting type: emaciated, use: ornamental plant.