Thalia dealbata: Powdery thalia, Water canna

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Thalia dealbata, also known as Powdery thalia, Water canna, Powdery alligator-flag, is an aquatic plant from Mexico and several southern states of the United States. It grows to 6 ft [1.8 m], with small violet flowers on an 8 in [20 cm] panicle held above the foliage.

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Thalia dealbata adds a noticeable tropical touch to landscapes, ponds, swamps, and other wet places for its tropical-looking foliage, elaborate and pretty purple flowers and low maintenance.

Photos taken in Singapore 20100306 and 20120308

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