Wild plants ID

Patrice

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Hi gang,
On a fishing trip this weekend, I found a realy nice plant that look like Eriocaulon cinereum. so I picked it up and put it in a 10g tank to see how it goes.
I know this is not an eriocaulon (canadian arctic is far from asia) and I am curious about what it is.

Does someone know a good reference about northern america wild aquatic plant so I can find his ID?
 

Tom Barr

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Re: Wild plants ID

There are couple species in FL that I want to try.
But few have.

Isoetes often looks similar.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

travis

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Re: Wild plants ID

Tom Barr said:
Isoetes often looks similar.

That's what I was thinking as well. Isoetes spp. grow wild throughout most of the central US and, I suspect (Tom would know), other areas of the continental US. They are quillworts and (correct me if I'm wrong) fall under the heading of fern allies (sort of pseudo-ferns?). I believe Isoetes lacustris is the most common variety found in the US. I have seen it sold as 'Octopus Plant' in stores before. Isoetes japonica is the form I am familiar with. I find it quite attractive with an excellent bright green color and a very unique appearance when healthy :)