Limnophila aquatica

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Limnophila aquatica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Limnophila
Species: L. aquatica
Binomial name
Limnophila aquatica
(Roxb.) Alston

Limnophila aquatica, known commonly as the giant ambulia, is a plant belonging to the family Plantaginaceae. Limnophila aquatica grows naturally in Asia, Sri Lanka and India and is characterised by its fine leaves and bushy, pine-like appearance. It grows best in medium or very high lighting, preferably in acidic soil. It can grow to a height of 25-50 centimetres, and its width can vary from 9-15 centimetres.