Plant ID needed.
I purchased some shrimp off a fellow member and in the bag of moss and shrimp came this stem plant. To me it looks like a type of Hygrophila but I was told it may be a type of Ludwigia "ceylon"? I've looked and came up with nothing. If someone could help with the identification of this plant I'd really appreciate it. I'd like to be able to research it to see what the care requirements are.
I'm fairly sure that is Hygrophila, likely Hygrophila polysperma. The leaf arrangement is the same. Check the profile. There is a "Ceylon" Hygrophila I've seen mentioned, no idea about it.
Still might be a Ludwigia, I won't say no; most aquatic plants can be quite variable according to their environment.
I just looked up Hygrophila ploysperma Ceylon and it came right up. It does indeed loom a lot like what I have. I also read its a noxious plant and is illegal to send this across state lines and/or own in some states. Is this really true?
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hygrophila polysperma (aka "Oriental ludwidgea" in the old days) is illegal to import or transport in most states. However, (as far as i know) there are no laws against owning it, since it is a widespread invasive species that can show up in natural and man-made waterways seemingly at random. (even a tiny nearly dried shred of leaf can regrow a whole plant if there is enough humidity.)
hygrophila corymbrosa is also illegal in the same way.
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