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Boredomb 07-08-2012 06:53 PM

New Plant help with ID?
 
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So I got some plants today but don't know what they are can someone help me identify them?
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Varkolak 07-08-2012 07:56 PM

maybe melon sword? Or a type of crypt it looks like my bronze crypt without ruffled edges

Byron 07-09-2012 10:55 AM

Assuming you mean the long leggy plants in the centre of the photos, they are not Echinodorus (swords) or Cryptocoryne. No species in either genus grows leaves off a stem in this manner. As to what they are, I've no idea, I've never seen something like this. I would have to dig through my reference works, so hopefully someone who knows can comment first.:-)

Boredomb 07-09-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1147006)
Assuming you mean the long leggy plants in the centre of the photos, they are not Echinodorus (swords) or Cryptocoryne. No species in either genus grows leaves off a stem in this manner. As to what they are, I've no idea, I've never seen something like this. I would have to dig through my reference works, so hopefully someone who knows can comment first.:-)

Yes that's the Plant I am talking about.

Boredomb 07-09-2012 11:08 AM

Another thing I know of this plant it is a native or at least is found in Tennessee. I found it a lake where I go swimming all the time. The plant grows from a center point and sends off runners. The leaves will reach the surface and float on top. I have it planted in a tank with only plants right now to see if I can get it grow.

Byron 07-09-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 1147014)
Another thing I know of this plant it is a native or at least is found in Tennessee. I found it a lake where I go swimming all the time. The plant grows from a center point and sends off runners. The leaves will reach the surface and float on top. I have it planted in a tank with only plants right now to see if I can get it grow.

It might be quicker to do a serach of native plants. The US Dept of Agriculture has information, not sure how it is organized (by state, or whatever) but I have come across their site now and then as some of our "tropical" aquarium plants are invading NA.

Chesh 07-09-2012 04:16 PM

Is it red on the bottom or slimy? Could it be Watershield? You said it lays on the top of the water - NOT pokes up? It reminds me of Pickerel rushes, but they don't lay flat. . . any idea if it gets a flower? I have no idea! Good luck, though!

Boredomb 07-09-2012 05:05 PM

It has a stem that has a root system in the dirt. The leaves grow up from the stems and reach the surface. No idea if it has a flower never seen one but doesn't mean it doesn't.
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Boredomb 07-09-2012 05:06 PM

The leaves are a brownish on bottom and green on top from what I have seen.
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Chesh 07-09-2012 05:49 PM

I bet it's just some sort of generic pondweed, honestly. American Pondweed - Potamogeton. . . whatever. There are tons of different varieties of it, and it can be found nearly everywhere. Look in that direction and you may find what you're looking for :)


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