CYPERUS PAPYRUS

CYPERUS PAPYRUS

FAMILY: CYPERACEAE
PAPYRUS, PAPER PLANT: A large sedge (to 5-6′ tall) once grown along the Nile in Egypt as a source of fibers for paper making. The stems were also chewed for their sweet juice. Grow in water or in wet soil. Semi-tropical.

ELEOCHARIS DULCIS

ELEOCHARIS DULCIS

FAMILY: CYPERACEAE
WATER CHESTNUT, LING: A rush-like plant from China. A semi-hardy aquatic plant, the bulb-like root is used as a food, fresh or cooked in Asian cuisine. This is the traditional Chinese water chestnut. Easy to grow in ponds or very wet soil. Very productive with each bulb planted yielding 5-10 new bulbs at the end of the growing season.