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Can anyone identify this plant

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by blue_martian, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. blue_martian

    blue_martian Prolific Poster

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    I picked this up at my lfs a couple days back, but they didn't know what type of plant it was. I've tried tracking it down online but had no luck.

    As you can see from the pics it has a leaf that is green on the outside with a pink center and the back of the leaf also has a pinkish color on some of the older leaves. The leaves appear to get to be a bit over an inch.

    Anyone know what kind of plant this is, I'm hoping I can find out so I can read up on what the best way to care for it.

    Thanks

    Sorry pics came out sideways.. but you get the idea :p
     
  2. charlie

    charlie Guru Class Expert

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    Could it be "Shinnersia rivularis "AKA Mexican Oak leaf?
     
  3. dutchy

    dutchy Plant Guru Team
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    Looks like Hygrophila Polysperma to me

    regards,
    dutchy
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    I agree that it looks like a Hygro. Fer sure not Mex water oak.
     
  5. blue_martian

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    thanks for the replies, I thought as well it looks similar to the Hygrophila polysperma, however I had that plant before and the leaves didn't have a pink center like this one. they only turned red when they were up high near the lights. This one has that center pink on all the leaves.

    Maybe it's some kind of variation on the Hygro but I couldn't find it on tropica.com
     
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    bang on Blue.. that's the one. Thanx
     
  8. CL_

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    Yes it is. It is on the US federal noxious weed list, meaning it's illegal to own/ sell (I believe?). Lots of people do still own it and sell it, so IDK.
     
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