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Plants in the wild.

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by firemedic269, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. firemedic269

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    I found these plants in a stream. They look like they would make a good carpet plant since they just spread out horizontally. Can anyone tell me what they are? They grow in an are which gets flooded when the water is up after a rain. Should i put them in a tank? Thanks. For the help. View attachment 3892
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    Looks like Samolus parviflorus, water cabbage.
     
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    Really? I have not been able to find any pictures that resemble this. It's veerrrryy curious.
     
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    I am on my iPad now, but tomorrow, when I have access to my computer, I'll post photos of Samolus parviflorus in the wild.
     
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    That sounds great. Thank you
     
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    What are your thoughts on planting this in a tank? Or should it just be floated?
     
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    If it really is Samolus it should do fine. But I'm not sure. When I have found it in the wild, it is much more rosette shaped. But then again it wasn't in a crowded mass either.

    I'd certainly give it a try... You'll never know if you don't.:D
     
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    Here are some photos of Samolus parflorus in the wild, both emersed and submersed. I think you can see why I'm not sure your plants are the same.

    Samolus on bank 001.jpg

    IMG_2213.jpg
     
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    It's beautiful
     
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    Yes, I agree that these look like different plants. I have seen the ones I posted in the spring when they are submersed, and they still look very similar to the photos I posted. Hmmm so I wonder what these are
     
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