|Monochoria vaginalis is an
annual herb inhabiting rice paddies, marshes, etc.; the whole
resembles M. korsakowii but is significantly smaller. The racemes
emerge with fewer flowers and which position lower than the levels
of leaves. The leaves are small, compared with M. korsakowii,
measuring only 3-7cm in length, its shapes variable - lanceolate,
oval lanceolate, or egg-heart. Flowers, blue-purple, measure 0.5-2cm
in diameter. Bloom time: September-October.