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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jasmine and Water Lettuce

ABC Wednesday Round 5
J is for ........ Jasmine!

This plant is called Angelwing Jasmine (jasmine nitidum). It is a popular vine for landscaping. It can be grown as a ground cover, made to crawl on a fence or as a sprawling shrub. It can also be grown in a container. This plant is quite easy to train and prune. The flowers have a strong fragrance and it blooms the whole year through which makes me Jump with Joy. I am not telling a Joke, neither am I Jesting but I feel like Jetting away to Johannesberg next June. Okay, okay, I'm Just kidding!

Water Lettuce for Watery Wednesday

Pistia stratiotes is an aquactic plant that we grow in aquariums, garden ponds and water features. This perennial plant helps to control and reduce algae growth. Its common name is water lettuce or water cabbage. We may also see it at waterways and public ponds where if left to grow unhibited will become invasive just like a weed.

Do you have any of these plants at home or have seen it somewhere?

Today's post is an entry in ABC Wednesday Round 5, the meme initiated by
Denise Nesbitt
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This is also my entry for Watery Wednesday #54. To see what others have posted or to participate, click here.


  1. For some reason I've always thought Jasmine flowers were a lot bigger. Hm, nice to see them in real life (well on your photo anyway).

  2. Lovely flowers and lovely shots! Great ones for the "J" day!



  3. I've planted some Night Blooming Jasmine around my home. It is heaven when it is in bloom.

  4. I think this is the one Malay called it Melur Jarum? not quiet as fragrance as the usual ones.

  5. This is one of the species of Jasmine flowers. Great post for J.

  6. lovely post with so many J words!

  7. beautiful picture and amusing alliteration!

  8. The Jasmine flowers looks beautiful. I have had water lettuce in my pond, but the colour was green and it only last for one season.

  9. Lovely flowers with beautiful colors !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

  10. Love the Jasmine. I have tried water lettuce in my pond and it did not take. Yours is doing beautifully.

  11. If only we had smellivision. Beautiful flower Jasmine and such a divine aroma.

  12. the Philippines' national flower, sampaguita, is a jasmine specie---smells so good!

  13. my first time seeing this watery lettuce and the color is so lovely light purple. ",)

  14. Jasmine has always been a favourite of mine - I LOVE the scent of it! The angel wing jasmine looks delightful, but I doubt it would bloom all year in chilly old England!

  15. Jasmine has become a lovely girl's name as well in the US.

  16. I have never this kind of jasmine before, thanks for sharing. Our granddaughter's name Sailee is the Indian name for jasmine.

  17. I can smell the fragrance now - sublime!


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