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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone identify this plant?

I was looking for a background plant for my aquascape and I found this picture on google images. Can someone identify the plant in the very back? It's right next to the driftwood. Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 07:02 PM
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I think it's stargrass.


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Most likely Rotala 'green'.


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Most likely Rotala 'green'.
No, it's definitely not a Rotala. It has a very different leaf structure.


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The leaves aren't thick enough to be Heteranthera zosterifolia, nor are they long enough. Rotala 'green' has a very distinct growth pattern when grown in bushes like that. It droops down and all of the leaves point upwards. I haven't noticed any similar growth patterns with stargrass other than it sometimes droops downwards when untrimmed.


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Philip is correct. I asked that question to the owner before and was told it is rotala green.

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