Most people never know this plant is a aroid though many grow it. The flowers are very tiny and it is considered to be one of the oldest forms of aroid alive. Can anyone ID it from its flowers? Its easy to ID from its leaves.
The most over looked aroid in the araceae family.
Its a bit older camer of Kodak DX 4900 4 mega pixles. Its a great camera and for years has take thousands of photos. I have thought about selling it and getting a newer one soon. I have to say though it has been the most used and best perfoming camera I have ever used or seen. It was worth every penny.
Water lettuce is and aroid? I actually recognize the flowers Brian.
Duck weed, too.......That is too funny, I never would have guessed they were aroids.
Brian, is your camera (above) easy to use or does it have all kinds of settings? I would love to be able to get such detailed shots. I usually go with the 'point and click' setting.
The camera is very easy to operate a little old but it has a zoom for taking pictures of flowers and closeups. The only problem I have had is on some very bright flowers do not show up true colors.
Brian, that's a big old water lettuce! Mine only seem to get about 1/3 - 1/2 that size.
I didn't recognize the water lettuce flower, but when I read, "most overlooked" I did think of duckweed!
Great to see very good photo of the flower. I now have a new camera I will have to start taking some micro images soon.
Exactly right. I was just fortunate to have a very good macro lens with me when one of Dr. Croat's associates pulled it out of a pond in the Climatron. Once I had the chance to see it on a large monitor I was very surprised at the fine details to both the inflorescence and the two flowers.
The visible area is less than 3/4 inch.
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I think it was from our plant checklist (it's a native here) I saw it grouped with aroids, which surprised me. I went out to look closely at my plants and they were all flowering. Our other main floating plants, Salvinia (introduced weed) and Azolla (native) are both ferns. A small floating aroid seemed quite a novelty.