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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering where this plant originates from. The reason being is that I would almost bet money that it's the exact same plant that grows in my parents' yard back home in Southeast Texas!!! During the wet parts of the year when the lawn is marshy, these things are EVERYWHERE! Are they truly an "underwater" plant? Most of the ones I've ever seen had exposed leaves. I used to pick them out of the ground, pull off the leaf but just leaving a little stem, then hold it horizontally and spin it. If you did it right, they'd fly off like little helicopters

If it's the same plant, then I'll definitely have to pull some out of the lawn next time I'm visiting and I see some: https://www.plantedtank.net/whorledpennywort.html
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Central America and SE US. Nice picture, eh?
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That's a really nice picture. I wonder who took it... :?:


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Thanks for the info, and yes, it's a very nice pic

I'm going to grab a butt-load of this stuff next time I'm home and I see some. Money Wort for all! :-D
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Nice picture, and a very cool plant, I been keeping an eye out about what people said about that plant, since I seen it in a members tank in the photo album section and looked like just the perfect plant.

Tho I definately need to keep looking for comments by people who are keeping this plant to see what they are doing, and what things need to be done to keep it alive. I am assuming its a beast to try and keep it from getting covered in algae since it need high light, grows slow, and has a hard overall difficulty rating
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They're in the San Marcos river too. In Asia, they grind up the Pennywort and drink the juice. Just walk into an Asian grocery store in Austin, and you can see canned Pennywort juices.
http://siamvasco.hypermart.net/pennywort.htm
http://www.phuketherb.com/pd1021743061.htm

The juices taste good!
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