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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Please help identify plants.

I seem to have forgot what most of these plants are. I feel very dumb for asking, but could someone please help?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 02:52 PM
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the Plant on the wood is Vesicularia dubyana (Java Moss).

In the first picture, It appears that the small plants in the substrate at the front of the tank are Microsorium pteropus (Java Fern). If they are Java Fern, you should replant them, as they don't do well in substrate, but actually need to be grown on a piece of wood like your java moss.

The tall grassy stuff in the back is a Val. Most likely Vallisneria spiralis.

The Midground plants just left of your wood are an Echinodorus sp.(Sword plants) though hard to tell which one.

The stem plant in the rear, left of the wood with the reddish leaves, looks to be Ludwigia repens. AKA Ludwigia natans. (Ludwigia, Red Leaf Ludwigia, or Creeping Ludwigia)

Looks like you also have a Crypt in there on the left, The bronze leaf plant. most likely Cryptocoryne wendtii as they are most common but, one leaf on the plant looks almost like an Aponegeton crispus. Which is even more common.

Im not familiar with the bushy green plant in the rear left corner.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 05:40 PM
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Plant in left corner is Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort).

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