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Wild Plant Identifications Needed :) (many)

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by DutchMuch, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    I only have pictures to go by, the water where I got these from was fast moving; hard & alkaline, and also was most likely around 58F degrees to low 60F degree waters.. Thanks in advance for the help it is greatly appreciated.

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  2. DutchMuch

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    Where about did you find these? Looks like Java moss
     
  5. DutchMuch

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    At Mirror Lake, doesn't look like java moss. I have java moss, but maybe its a temperature thing. This moss is a lot thicker feeling, and the "leaves" aren't as large. Java moss I have in the tank is, java moss.
     
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    i'm betting since North America that its some type of fontinalis...

    The one below looks similar to umbrella moss
     
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    Mirror Lake in Vermont? The flat, tongue-like plant is some sort of thalose liverwort. I have found the same or similar species in Ontario growing on emergent rocks in a stream and around a seepage from an old limestone dam. It was strongly attached by fine brown hairs. I tried to grow it in my current tank (my 1st real planted tank, low tech learner/experimental). It grows but lost it's form and does not attach underwater. The attached image is one of two remaining fragments after several months. I was wondering if it work out better if dry started on a rock or log before being submerged.

    I've been looking at a lot of mosses myself but I'm a bit lost without a decent reference. I have learned that many mosses have different terrestrial and aquatic growth forms and these can be quite different (this can be seen at any shaded vernal pool in May/June vs July/August). Most ID resources will show the terrestrial form. Maybe put a sub set on some wet substrate in a tupperware and see what it ends up looking like.

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  8. DutchMuch

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    Mirror Lake in Arkansas. If its fontanalis that would be neat.
     
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    If it does not attach under water you might do is wrap it around a rock with net like one does with riccia.
     
  10. DutchMuch

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    it attaches underwater
     
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