Isotoma fluviatilis

Isotoma fluviatilis

  • Isotoma fluviatilis
  • Isotoma fluviatilis
  • Flower name
    Isotoma fluviatilis
  • Scientific name
    Isotoma fluviatilis
  • AliasIsotoma, swamp isotome
  • Place of origin Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Place of floweringGarden, Horticultural species
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June, July
  • Language of flowersGoodwill

What is Isotoma fluviatilis

Isotoma fluviatilis (scientific name: Isotoma fluviatilis), native to Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, is a creeping perennial herb in the genus Isotoma of the family Cyperaceae. The herb is 10 to 20 cm tall and spreads 50 to 100 cm horizontally. The leaves are dark green, 0.4 to 1.2 cm long and 0.2 to 0.8 cm wide, ovate, with leaf margins that are entire or serrate and alternate on the branches. The flowering season is from April to June and from September to November. The inflorescence is a tubular inflorescence, 1 cm in diameter, blue, purple or white in color, with five lobes at the tip. The flowers are followed by a capsule fruit. It can be propagated by spilling seeds, dividing the plant, or taking cuttings. Pollination is by insects such as butterflies and bees. Uses: Ground cover and flowerbed edging. It is poisonous because it is a member of the Isotoma genus.

Common name: Platia, scientific name: Isotoma fluviatilis, botanical name: swamp isotome, taxonomic name: Platia species, genus Isotoma, family Isotomaceae, plant kingdom: Angiospermae, genus Isotomaceae, habitat: Asia, Australia, New Zealand, life form: creeping perennial, grass height: 10 to 20 cm Inflorescence: alternate; inflorescence: raceme; flower diameter: 1 cm; flower color: blue, purple, white; flower shape: tubular with 5 lobes; flowering season: April - June, September - November; fruit type: capsule Propagation method: spilling, stock raising, cuttings; uses: ground cover; note: poisonous herb.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    I. fluviatilis
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeperennial evergreen plant
  • Flower colorsBlue Purple White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.8 ~ 1.0 cm

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