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Re: Echinodorus flowers

On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Mark Gilmore wrote:

> Does anyone know: are Echinodorus sp. flowers short lived, or is it likely
> mine are just getting fried by heat from the lights?  (This is really
> making me consider going to an open top setup).

My emergent E. cordifolius (radicans) bloomed all summer.  The flowers
open a little after dawn and generally fade before sunset.  The flowers
are pretty, but the plant won't be very useful as a flowering ornamental
until someone develops a strain that keeps its flowers around longer.

Roger Miller