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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Any cool local aquatic plants?

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Just wondering if anyone noes of any cool aquatic plants found in SF Bay Area or California as a whole. It would be kinda cool to go collecting
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 02:25 AM
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Have you tried going to Joseph grant park and checking out the lake. I remember I went there years (10+) ago to do some fishing for some largemouth and I would always get snagged on all of the plants that were in the lake (not sure of species though, might be common pond plants, might not be since I had no knowledge of aquatic plants back then). I used to get a lot of bluegills there also that I put in a native tank back then.

Not sure about now, because I remember they pumped out water years after I went, to get rid of some of the evasive species that somehow got in there. it's a cool place just to check out and take in the scenery though. Just watch out for rattlesnakes, I've ran into many of them while trekking around the lake.
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I was just thinking about this the other day. It would be pretty cool to go somewhere local to collect plants here in the bay.

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Even in Sacramento!


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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 08:46 PM
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haha I was thinking this same exact thing!!! I always see lakes/rivers driving home past hayward and fremont. lmk if you find anything.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 06:34 AM
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better to go to nearest nursery for this sort of thing as it would give you out the best requirements as per your notifications,,....
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Has anyone found anything new lately? I haven't had the time to go out to lakes and ponds, not that I even know any that are near redwood city anyways

must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

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I went camping near boulder creek recently and I saw some ludwigias! Unfortunately I wasn't able to collect any, didn't have baggies. Anyone have any idea what species it could have been? Almost looked like repens to me.
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Next time you go up there grab some bro! Qt it and then se how that goes. That's awesome

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If you are still interested - I found patches of very nice Eleocharis in the Sierra foothills. Around river banks.
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 05:13 AM
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I've collected a few things in the delta, nothing spectacular, though.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 09:19 AM
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There's a bunch of submerged aquatic plants in Stevens Creek just next to the trail in Mountain View. I've been meaning to go down and check it out.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Next time you go up there grab some bro! Qt it and then se how that goes. That's awesome
Yeah I know. I was camping though and I didn't have any baggies. There was some manzinita too but being a high school camping trip I didn't think that it would be the coolest thing to do. But yeah it is an annual thing, and we always go to the same place. I will go prepared with baggies and paper towels! Hopefully the teachers don't interrogate me about possible drug deals with baggies of green stuff
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Lmfao, who cares if its the coolest thing to do, it's a hobby you can make money from and enjoy, bringing nature to your house. And the teachers, well. Lt them interrogate, maybe you can sell them some:P

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Here are a few I have found while out herping around Livermore.







Some habitat shots.





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