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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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help ID this plant please

i have no idea what this plant is, i bought it in 4-6 months ago, at first almost all of it died off because i had it in improper conditions

i know it needs high light, since i added co2 it has been growing like a weed, it is a stem plant, but grows pretty impressive roots if left alone. once it reaches the water line the top leaves start to turn a pink/purple

any ideas of the identification of this plant would be helpful


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 02:41 PM
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Top down shot looks like blyxa. But the side shot shows the leaves pretty spaced out. Experts are gonna have to show up on this one.

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Likely Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'. Higher quality pics would help confirm it though.

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Likely Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'. Higher quality pics would help confirm it though.
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could it be Limnophila hippuridoides or L. aromatica


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http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...aromatica.html

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...5-shipped.html

--- I GUESS im leaning more towards the aromatica

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Does it have teeth on the leaves? Does it smell like carrots?
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it looks simular to Blyxa alternifolia but some possible differences.

and no it does not have teeth or smell like carrots

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differences i see, are that i havent found one picture where the stem is as thick as it was when i purchased it. and some sites are listing the color as brown.. mine turns pink/purple on the top when near the light.

all my stems are thin (besides 1, dying frag of the main plant)

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and no it does not have teeth or smell like carrots
So it's not a Limnophila. AZFishkid's answer is probably correct.
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yup... i think its Blyxa alternifolia

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yup... i think its Blyxa alternifolia
alternifolia means alternate leaves. Your plant has whorled leaves.
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