Written by Maggie
Dec 18 2020
Ottelia Alismoides grows in still ponds and prefers bright light and a well-ventilated environment. Flowering and fruiting periods range from 6 to 10 months (Hunan and Hubei). In China, it is distributed in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangsu, Henan. The whole grass can be used as pig feed, green manure, also edible. The stem and leaf mash can be applied to cure ulcer, soup fire burn, etc. (Guangdong).
Ottelia Alismoides is a submerged weed. The stem is short or absent. The leaves are clustered at the base, varied in shape, narrowly rounded in submerged ones and broadly ovoid in floating ones. Flowers are bisexual, white or light blue. Flowering period is from July to September.
Ottelia Alismoides likes bright light, well-ventilated environment and can withstand low temperatures of -20 °C. It likes the drainage good soil, bears the barren and the drought, avoids the rain waterlogging. ottelia alismoides is a strong plant and has extensive management.
Ottelia Alismoides is found from tropical Asia to Australia. There are also in central and southern China.
Ottelia Alismoides is often found in ponds, streams, or paddy fields. Young leaves can be eaten as a substitute. The whole plant can be used as feed.
Ottelia Alismoides are generally propagated by seeds.