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Wild Plant - I.D. Help - Will it survive?

I went on a trip this weekend to the Sequoias and found a bunch of this in the river beds. I took 4 stems and so far they look great! Hopefully they will survive.

I have a feeling it's "Hornwort" aka "coontail" but I'm not completely convinced. I hope the needles don't fall off and clog my intakes.

Let me know what you guys think.

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Hmmmmm. My first thought was also hornwort, but the foliage looks a little different than what I'm used to seeing. I'm also squinting at my phone, so hard to tell exactly, but may possibly be some kind of myriophyllum, some of which are hardy in north America. I'll take a closer look when I get home, maybe someone else will beat me to it.


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For sure, thanks for your help Cannabrain. I hope it will survive, it will be cool to say I have one living from the wild.

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I think myriophyllum also, Parrots Feather perhaps?
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Could also be a Cabomba..

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Myriophyllum, probably Eurasian water milfoil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriophyllum_spicatum
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My step son found this at this lagoon in long beach. Ran up and said "Dad dad can we put this in the tank?"

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Mark Fisher you were right man. I searched it and found that these are common to Kern River.

http://kern.audubon.org/aliens.htm

Hopefully they do ok and survive without shedding those needles! Thanks for everyones help on this.

@stangewaters - that's a nice one man, were you able to ID it?

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Mark Fisher you were right man. I searched it and found that these are common to Kern River.

http://kern.audubon.org/aliens.htm

Hopefully they do ok and survive without shedding those needles! Thanks for everyones help on this.

@stangewaters - that's a nice one man, were you able to ID it?
I have no idea. Im going to post it up and ask right now. If they survive then ill have a better reason to go to that lagoon again

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My step son found this at this lagoon in long beach. Ran up and said "Dad dad can we put this in the tank?"
It looks like western sea purslane, Sesuvium verrucosum. It is a wetland plant bur cannot tolerate being permanently submerged.
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It looks like western sea purslane, Sesuvium verrucosum. It is a wetland plant bur cannot tolerate being permanently submerged.
Even though it was fully submerged when found? It was a little deep in the water

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Day 6 and she's still holding up strong! I thought the warmer waters would be an issue, but it seems good. nice n green and none of the needles have fallen off.

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Even though it was fully submerged when found? It was a little deep in the water

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Mine started to bend so i trashed it.

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ahh damn! it looked like it was doing good too!

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ahh damn! it looked like it was doing good too!
Yeah. Maybe if i left it alone. But it started to look like it was melting and then near the top the stem just bent as if snapped. So said f it

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