At first this looks like a starved water Hyacinth, and you might pass on to find one with a grand inflorescence. When you take a closer look you’ll see that it’s not a floating plant, but is rooted in the soil, and thus will be submerged in floods, but can also be swept away and start a new population elsewhere.

This is the first location I’ve seen this species so far in Pantanal.

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s