Saturday, 17 October 2015

Samolus valerandi L.

Samolus valerandi is a species of water pimpernel native to a very wide area across EuropeAfricaAsiaAustralia, and the Americas. Common names include BrookweedThin-Leaf BrookweedWater Cabbage, and Water Rose
Shallow water and wet soils. Along creeks, ditches and seepage areas.
The plant can be grown in ponds, bog gardens, and damp areas in the garden. S. valerandi prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy), and heavy (clay) soils, preferably neutral or basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot tolerate shade and likes a bright, sunny position. It requires moist or wet soil and can even grow in water. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure and is self-fertile. S. valerandi is sometimes grown inaquariums, although they seem to last only a limited time when grown fully submersed.

Photos Kalo Xorio Kapouti 16/10/2015 by George Konstantinou

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