Oxalis aquatica; maybe not, but consider these

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 08:38:13 PST
Mary Sue asked about, among others,

Ipomoea aquatica and Nymphoides aquaticum (note that in the older literature
the genus was sometimes treated as neuter, thus Nymphoides aquaticum -
something to keep in mind if you're doing a Google search). 

Ipomoea aquatica is a widely grown vegetable, now marketed here in the US
primarily in Asian markets. It's sometimes called "water spinach". 

Nymphoides aquatica is a common pond plant in the eastern US and maybe
elsewhere. It's the "banana plant" of the aquarium trade. These are gentian
family plants with flowers a bit like those of Menyanthes. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where it may reach 65 degrees
F today. 

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