Ok so I'm looking to buy plants in garden centers... so I'm looking to see of anyone knows any commonly sold plants that are sold AS emerged plants but they can be grown in a aquarium... I don't have any LFS around me and the nearest pet store is a Petco a hour away and they don't sell any plants besides bamboo anda few long leafed ugly nasty looking joke of a plant... they have more non fish stuff then they do anything else...Pretty much everything the big box stores sell can (and has) been grown emersed (the issue is- whether or not it can actually be grown in an aquarium).
The vast majority of aquarium plants can be grown emersed, and do grow this way periodically in the wild due to fluctuating water levels with the seasons.
I understand that Im always at nursery's looking around though Im in love with small round leafed plants and grass looking ones. I like java/any kind of moss for the simple fact I can wad it up and throw it in a small tank and it does fine lol I'm wanting some floaters like money wort (creeping jenny) which I found at my local nursey.. I also found honey wort but idk anything about honey wort... I want a flowering plant that will grow up out of the water and drape over the end I think that would be awesome...I understand your question now, but honestly, plants ship quite well. Seems like its a greater challenge finding aquatic plants at a terrestrial nursery than finding other hobbyists to buy aquatic plants from.