Saturday, May 3, 2008
This is a water Hyacinth. It's an invasive species introduced to Florida a long time ago and has become a major problem, choking waterways and taking over lots of fresh water habitat. But damn, those flowers are pretty (click to embiggen). This was taken in my back yard a few years ago and the nasty invaders are now gone. The back yard pond is now home to a water lilly and lots of frogs. You'll have to wait for pics of those.