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Yet another plant id

Hey, I just got this plant today as a freebie that came with another order and it wasn't labeled and I have no idea what it is, except that it is some kind of stem plant. I emailed the seller, but they haven't gotten back to me. I looked on the plant profiles here and on plantgeek and couldn't find it, but I might have overlooked it. Any help is awesome!

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looks like parrot feather. Its a microphylum(spl?) sp. for sure though.
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^^ Give that man a cookie! I'd say parrot's feather too. Myriophyllum aquaticum.

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It looks like its in its immersed form. I grew this under sunlight in its submersed form and it took on a nice orange color.
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man, that thing looks like it's made out of plastic.

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Yeah the immersed form usually does. It is beautiful in a nice immersed bush that floats at the top of a pond but when it comes to under water it gets ugly and it constantly melts.
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I didn't think it looked like the picture I saw, but that shows what I know
So apparently this is a high light plant, so the 18w I have going shouldn't grow it very well, correct? It's in my 2.5 gal for the moment.
Thanks all!
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I grew it in .75 wpg. Lighting is not too much of an issue with this plant. High Light gives it the orange color where as low light lets it stay green.
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