The plants are very interesting, they form these balls with pockets of air that allow them to float. The flowers have this deep purple and yellow petal on the top, I wish my camera was better, then I could show you. With these and the water lilies, they have done a great job at covering the water's surface. This (and the filter plants) kept the algae under control. And as a bonus the turtles like to hide under the plants.
Anyway, it is a good thing that they do not keep over the winter. Even though they are pretty, I would not want it to invade any of the lakes near by. They can just invade my pond every year.
|LadyBug gives Water Hyacinth|
|ThornyGuy gives Water Hyacinth|