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Old 03-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-03-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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I think it's stargrass.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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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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Old 03-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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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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