Subject: Re: Plant identification
Shing Lam wrote:
> > There are two that I couldn't identify from the books I have.
> > was sold to me as Dragon plant. The leaves are shaped and colo
> > Java Fern (sometimes I mistake the two), but the undersides ar
> > purple, much like the color of red cabbage. So far, they grow
> > leaf per stem.
> It could be Barclaya longifolia. Riehl and Baensch should have p
Only if it has a good sized round corm attached to the bottom of
the rosette. Also, the edges of the leaves are ruffled.
> Arrowhead is the common name of Sagittaria spp. The emerse leave
> different shape from the submerse leaves. They range from spoon
> to "arrowhead" shape" (thus the common name).
You are right that emersed Sag are often arrow shaped, and that
"Arrowhead" is also a common name for that plant. But as far as I
know, there is no green and white cultivar of Sagitaria available.
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