Freshwater Plants

Cattail-leaved Lepironia
Lepironia articulata

Larvae of dragonflies and damselflies need to leave water before they emerge into adults. Leaves of emerged plants like Cattail-leaved Lepironia are excellent platform for them to climb up for emergence. Apart from its ecological value, leaves of Cattail-leaved Lepironia are important materials for weaving traditional products like straw mats, sandals and hats.
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