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DjBootleg 04-08-2013 11:30 PM

Plant IDs plz
I added some plants to the tank today and of course forgot the name lol.. I forgot to take pics all separate before planting them lol. So just try your best to ID them.. If you can't I understand... Thanks...

ID = The one in the middle of the pic with small hairs on it...
ID = The redish pinkish one..
ID = With the big leaves on it..
ID = With the smaller leaves on it..

jentralala 04-09-2013 12:06 AM

1st one looks like Brazilian Pennywort. 2nd one may be Alternatha? Hard to tell. No idea on the other two though, sorry! :(

JDM 04-09-2013 06:11 AM


Originally Posted by jentralala (Post 1695834)
1st one looks like Brazilian Pennywort. 2nd one may be Alternatha? Hard to tell. No idea on the other two though, sorry! :(

Wrong hairy plant, Jen, BP is in the background. I don't recognize any though without looking them up myself.


DjBootleg 04-09-2013 09:05 AM

I think the second one is "Rotala Magenta"
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ao 04-09-2013 12:52 PM

first might be a blyxa japonica, but I'm not sure

ao 04-09-2013 01:28 PM

sorry, i have no idea why I typed blyxa... I mean bacopa japan -_-
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emeraldsky 04-12-2013 10:38 AM

1. Looks like Bacopa Carolina to me

2. Ludwigia repens I think, I cant see the leaves very well.

3. Ive no clue, it doesnt look aquatic to me though

4. Pretty sure its a crypt, though unsure on what type.

Mikaila31 04-12-2013 01:42 PM

3 looks to be Hygrophilia corymbosa.

DjBootleg 04-12-2013 03:57 PM

Thanks guys!!!
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JDM 04-12-2013 09:28 PM

That fist plant looked, to me, to not be aquatic... Something about the "hairs" on the stem mainly. I decided to go looking tonight and see as I had a discussion about hairy land plants with my daughter and I casually mentioned that I didn't think there were water plants that had hairs like that. The plant we were looking at I couldn't identify but this first plant has the same sort of hair structure on the stem (trichomes).

I looked up what functions those hairs perform on plants and almost none are necessary in plants that grow under water. Almost every reference that involved looking for "hairy aquatic plants" involved results that included algae of various sorts, hair algae the most predominant.

Looking for images of aquatic plants that have hairs like that came up blank.

Perhaps I am off base with this but I do wonder if it is a true aquatic plant? Many times terrestrial plants are sold as aquatic and buyers are none the wiser even when they die of, perhaps sometimes as long as months later though. They, of course, believe it was their lacking skills that killed the plant.

Anyway, that wasn't much help but I got to ramble on a bit.


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