Water plant ID

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  1. lettuce

    lettuce Active Member

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    Any idea what this is curly thing is? It was brought in from a nearby bog. Grows quickly.
    Thank you:)
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe Elodea canadensis? Hard to judge size in the pics though, what diameter is that tube?
     
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    not Sphagnum... mine is aquatic.. however, I dont recall whether it was floating or submerged.


    Hm, I wouldn't bet on Elodea. The plant on my pics has distinctly alternate leaves.
    Its a standard test tube, Id say 12mm diameter...
     
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    Lettuce this may be of interest to you. Sphagnum moss is the main plant found in bogs, (which are always very acid.) It actually grows in water.

    http://www.ipcc.ie/bogsform.html
     
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    thank you Silver, I'll look into it right now...
     
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    That thought has occured to me, yes. But looking online at the willow moss photos in comparison, seemed like my plant has its leaves more distantly spread apart. Even so, I think its the best shot so far. Thx
     

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