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  Red Stemmed Thalia

 

Thailand

This Red Stemmed Thalia, which is also known as Fire Flag, Alligator Flag, Hardy Water Canna, Giant Water Canna, Greater Thalia, or simply Thalia or Water Canna, is a large immersed plant in the arrowroot family Marantaceae, that grows in swamps and wet ditches from a thick rhizome. The broad bluish green canna-like leaves grow on reddish stalks and it bears purple-white flowers that grow above the plant and hang from zigzag stems.