Greek philos – loving, hydor – water, as the plants generally grow in swampy areas.
For description see P. lanuginosum.
Division of clumps or seed.
A medicinal herb in China.
Flowers yellow; anther twisted; fruit a capsule.
1 species from Australia and New Guinea to Japan, SE and E Asia.
Source: (2005). Philydraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.