Limnophila repens var. ‘Mini’ Flowers

February 10th, 2009

Limnophila repens var. ‘Mini’ is real name for what has been circulating throughout the hobby as simply Limnophila sp. ‘Mini’. It’s a very nice plant submersed, with smaller leaves than L. aromatica with a different coloring, and probably a more vigorous grower. Emersed, the two plants look fairly similar, exhibiting typical leaf shapes and flower forms for Limnophilas.

Limnophila repens var. 'Mini'

The flower is a nice soft purple color, rising from the stem. As you can see above, flowers can appear at every node. Both submersed and emersed, the leaves have a serrated edge, and a noticably pleasant peppery smell. It is actually kind of a peppery rosemary smell, which is distinctly different from L. aromatica’s scent.

Limnophila repens var. 'Mini'

I do have to admit that I did not flower this plant, but I helped a friend from GWAPA take some pictures of these plants. Nevertheless, I’m always excited when aquatic plants flower!

2 Responses to “Limnophila repens var. ‘Mini’ Flowers”

  1. Kim Says:

    That is so beautiful! It looks like a mini aquatic version of a flower a hummingbird would love.

  2. guitarfish Says:

    I’m sure they would. I seem to remember hummingbirds liking the Limnophila aromatica flowers when I had them flowering from my pond last summer.