polygonatum off topic

Johannes-Ulrich Urban johannes-ulrich-urban@t-online.de
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:40:00 PST
Hello Aaron,

Here in my pond I grow Polygonatum amphibium. It is not tuberous, but it
is an interesting aquatic plant that can grow in various conditions,
hence its name. In deep water it will root in the mud and send up  wiry
shoots to the surface where the leaves will float, it can flower this
way, the flowers are held upright or at an angle above the water
surface. In low water or moist soil it will look like a herbaceous
perennial which it is. It can also flower this way. Mine is grown the
floating way, in a pot as it tends to spread more than I like. It is
native to Germany but not common.
You are welcome to a piece.

Greetings from Germany, cold, windy and rainy just above freeezing here,
very comfortable outside......


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