Botanical Name: Cycnogeton procerum

Common Name: Water Ribbons

Type: Herb


  • Robust aquatic herb with thick rhizome
  • Variable strappy leaves up to 3.5m long, either floating or erect
  • Flower stalk with a dense spike of many small flowers September March, followed by rounded fruit
  • Excellent habitat for aquatic animals, birds and frogs
  • Tolerates dry periods


  • Full sun, semi-shade
  • Moist edges to 2m water