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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera reinecki 'Splendida'
 Alternanthera sp.
Family: Amaranthaceae
Bloodleaf
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

While some of the better-known species are aquatic plants, most are terrestrial. They take many forms, from prostrate to erect to floating.

The flowers of this plant are very insignificant, bearing small bracts on a single stalk. These are best cut off, to allow the plant to concentrate on itís foliage. An attractive border plant or groundcover. About 10cm high, 1m spread.

Although Alternanthera can usually only be found during the warmer months in nurseries, it can be grown all year round. Grows best in full sun and in good soil this plant will respond handsomely. Fertilizing should be done with a water soluble variety so as not to burn the foliage. Can be clipped occassionally to form a neat low edging.

Propagation can be done by dividing larger plants during the cooler months of the year.

Species and varieties:

Alternanthera dentata Ruby

Alternanthera ficoidea

Alternanthera reinecki -aquarium plant

Alternanthera sessilis -aquarium plant

Alternanthera Snow Ball


 Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sessilis
Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Alternanthera sp., Bloodleaf

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Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary

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Family: Ericaceae
Bog Rosemary
Origin: N. Europe, N. Asia and northern North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

One of several broadleaf evergreen bog shrubs.

Distinguished from other bog shrubs by shape and bluegreen color of leaf.

Bog, often on floating mats of vegetation.

Cool, acidic soil (pH of 4.5-5)


 Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary

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Anemopsis californica, Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail

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Family: Saururaceae
Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail
Origin: Southwestern North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbFlood tolerant

Anemopsis californica is a spreading groundcover that has large, waxy, gray-green leaves that lay flat and form mats that from a distance look like a permanent pasture. In this species the inflorescence is conical and has five to ten large white bracts beneath it, so that along with the tiny white florets, the whole structure is quite striking when it blooms in spring.


 Anemopsis californica, Yerba Mansa, Lizard Tail

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Aponogeton distachyos, Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed, Water Hyacinth

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Family: Aponogetonaceae
Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed, Water Hyacinth
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Aponogeton distachyos is an aquatic plant growing from a tuberous rhizome. The flowers are produced on an erect spike with two branches; they are sweetly scented, with one or two white petal-like perianth segments, and six or more dark purple-brown stamens.

It is also used as an aquarium and pond plant.


 Aponogeton distachyos, Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed, Water Hyacinth

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Avicennia germinans, Black Mangrove

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Family: Avicenniaceae
Black Mangrove
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Mangroves are tropical plants that are adapted to loose, wet soils, salt water, and being periodically submerged by tides. Great for aquariums and ponds. See Article about mangroves.


 Avicennia germinans, Black Mangrove

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