Hymenachne sp.: Marsh grass

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Hymenachne is a genus of widespread wetlands plants in the grass family. They may be known commonly as marsh grasses. They are distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands.

Wetland grass provides a food source for cattle and other wildlife because it has protein.

Hymenachne aquatic plants frequently found in marshes and other wet habitats. Their stems are spongy with aerenchyma tissue. The longest stems can reach 4 meters. They are perennial, sometimes with rhizomes.

Photo: Yishun Pond, Singapore [20160218]

Source: Wikipedia


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