I’ve been kayaking and looking for plants to collect, for the first time. Normally I pay them no mind
these were all found in local creeks and a lake in coastal Alabama.
1. Seem to grow about 6 inches tall, if laid on their side will root along the length and put up vertical new growth. Somewhat carpets the area. Spikey small leave.
2. Some sort of Rotala? Nice and red in the sun, and the upper leaves when they form also get reddish in color in my medium light tank.
3. Looks like a Blyxa variety, but not supposed to be in my area. 4" tall. Lake is old and an aquifer. Could have been introduced.
4. These were free floating in a lake and are bright red. The seem to also send out roots along their length if floating. Same lake.
5. This grew in dense mats and is very upright. Fleshy stem. In the creek they were about 3' long, max.
6. Found in a fast moving creek along side some Vallisneria. Looks like Val Filliformis, but again, not native to my area. Long thin wispy leaves, purplish brown as they age
7. 14" long hair like leaves, round but wispy, not like spikerush. Grows well in my tank, and is sending up new leaves soon after planting.
Anything else i can give details about, please let me know!