Botanical name

Aponogeton distachyos

Family

Aponogetonaceae

Common Name

Wateruintjie, Waterblommetjie
Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos
Aponogeton distachyos

Description

A fresh water perennial with tuberous roots and floating oval leaves, on stems rooted in the mud. The flowers are sweetly scented and the fruiting spikes are used to make the flavoursome stew 'Waterblommetjiebredie'.

Habitat

Common in ponds and ditches

Flower Date

July to September