- Flower nameEchinodorus palifolius
- Scientific nameEchinodorus palifolius
- Aliasメキシカン・ソード・プラント, Mexican sword plant
- Place of originBrazil, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico
- Place of floweringSubtropical region, Specific area
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October
What is Echinodorus palifolius
Echinodorus palifolius or Mexican sword plant (scientific name: Echinodorus palifolius) is a perennial plant in the family Alismataceae, native to Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico. It is found in rivers and wetlands and grows to 50 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. The flowers are small, three-petaled, with about 10 rings around the stem. It produces emaciated fruits after flowering. It is used as an ornamental plant.
Generic name: Echinodorus palifolius, scientific name: Echinodorus palifolius,, also known as Mexican sword plant, origin: Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, environment: rivers and marshes, living type: aquatic perennial, grass height: 50 cm, leaf shape: egg-shaped with a long petiole, submerged leaves: elliptical with a short stalk, leaf margin: full margin, leaf length: 1 m (above water), flowering period: May - October, flower color: white, inflorescence diameter: conical inflorescence, number of petals: 3, flower diameter: 1-2 cm, fruit type: emaciated, use: ornamental foliage.