Have you ever seen a galingale plant, which was used by the ancient Egyptians to make paper?
Have you ever heard of the water hyacinth, an ornamental plant which is also eaten by various aquatic animals?
Did you know that only female parrot's feather plants are found outside South America, not male plants?
The three species above are common aquatic plants that are well adapted to the water environment. These plants usually have fresh green petiolated leaves, while some even produce beautiful blooms. They may be free-floating, rooted in water, or grown in wetland.
A thematic exhibition on aquatic plants will be held at the Forsgate Conservatory of Hong Kong Park under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department from next Monday (July 14), where members of the public can take a close look at various species of aquatic plants and learn more about them.
In addition to a display of about 50 special species of aquatic plants, the exhibition will also showcase their characteristics and growth habits using display panels to provide comprehensive information for visitors.
Park goers are invited to visit the exhibition, which will be open to the public free of charge from 9am to 5pm daily from July 14 to September 30 at the Forsgate Conservatory of Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central. For details, please see the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/parks/hkp/en/aquatic_plants.php.
Ends/Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:00