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Water Spinach

Ipomoea aquatica


This is a water spinach that grow naturally near the waterways in my backyard. Its stems are 2–3 m or more long, rooting at the nodes, hollow, and can float. The leaves of this plant are green, arrow head-shaped, 5–15 cm long, and 2–8 cm broad. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, 3–5 cm diameter, and usually white in colour with a mauve centre.


- Spotted near the waterways in my backyard. Water spinach grows in water or on moist soil. It can be found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.


- Water spinach is a plant from the Convolvulaceae family. It is a semiaquatic, tropical plant grown as a leaf vegetable. It is called kangkung in Malay.

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Spotted on Jan 22, 2014
Submitted on Jan 22, 2014

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