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Old 03-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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Forest Damp Plants


Just out of curiosity... has anyone tried growing any forest mosses or three leaf clover looking plants found in really damp places like portland or seattle areas?
Will it grow at all and survive in an aquarium setting or should i not bother trying? Anyone else tried it out?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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They could, although some are terrestrial and not aquatic, it depends on the sp of plant.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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They would probably be a better vivarium/paludarium plant, but some may be able to survive fully submerged.

checking streams and irrigation ditches would probably be a better bet - a lot of aquatic plants either come from these, or have invaded them
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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Wondering about these kind of plants in particular. Any guesses?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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I don't really know what I'm talking about, but 2nd and 3rd pic look like something I've heard described as 'miners lettuce'. supposedly it was eaten back in the goldrush days and what not. (I'm sure that info is terribly helpful in terms of growing stuff in aquariums)

I've got nothing on the fist pic other then it looks like a moss... :p

I'm still sticking to the recomendation of searching streams and drainage ditches. In those situations, the environment has already selected for the traits you are interested in. be lazy, let nature do the work for you. :P
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First picture is some kind of moss possibly star moss
http://freebigpictures.com/plants-pictures/star-moss/, it as Lochaber stated better suited to a terrarium or paludarium.
The 2nd and 3rd are some kind of weed possibly bitter cress, interestingly I've had it appear in a lot my paludariums but I think it comes in on the compost I use it tolerates wet conditions really well.
But that being said neither plants would work completely submerged.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #7
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Second plant is a Cardamine. Might grow submersed if you found it in a really wet place.
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Second plant is a Cardamine. Might grow submersed if you found it in a really wet place.
They were from a really wet area. Portland OR is almost always wet due to rain.
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What about these two mosses attached?
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Looks non aquatic because terrestial mosses grow that way. It's great for a terrarium or paludarium though.
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Looks non aquatic because terrestial mosses grow that way. It's great for a terrarium or paludarium though.
Or jar!

Moss jars are great. Fun & easy.
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second one is pony's foot not cardamine. Dichondra carolinensis

They will grow but will melt eventually. I messed around with some in my 12G =)




All land mosses will grow submerged but I'd be careful to rinse them well from any pesticides or land ferts.
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second one is pony's foot not cardamine. Dichondra carolinensis
Nope. That's something much different. Do an image search for both. How are they different?
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Right! agree with Tinanti, I have this stuff growing in my emersed all the time!
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