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I took a trip up to the High Sierras and found these plants in a little brook. I was amazed at how healthy they all were. Can anyone help me ID these plants though? I know #3 is most likely dwarf hairgrass.

1. These grew fairly low and could possibly be used for mid ground.


2. This one looks like a moss of some sort? It forms nice bushes.


3. dhg?


Help me out guys.
 

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The second plant species is fontinalis aka willow moss. The exact species I can't tell since the photo is dark, and I'm sitting out side and have a bunch of glare.

The first looks like a sword and the third looks like a dwarf hair grass of some kind, Tom Barr probably knows which species both of those plants, since he goes hiking a bunch up there.

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I don't think it's a sword at all. I'll have to take better pics. The leaves are not stiff and the leaves grow off a stem unlike swords.

Btw all these plants are for sale: I'll be putting up a formal fs thread once they're correctly id'd.
 

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The top one might be a Potomogeton of some kind, but that a wild guess for me ;). Can the plant support it's own weight when out of the water? If not, it's probably a true aquatic (like the Potomogeton genus)
 

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1 looks like a potomogeton that I find in the lake accross fom me. It's definantly a stem plant and not a sword tho.
 

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The top one might be a Potomogeton of some kind, but that a wild guess for me ;). Can the plant support it's own weight when out of the water? If not, it's probably a true aquatic (like the Potomogeton genus)
The plant can not support it's own weight. The leaves are rather delicate.
 

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Definitely not a sword, it is a stem plant.
 

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I have seen that 1st plant before, I think that Tom Barr actually has pictures of it in his 180 Gallon tank thread. He found it locally. The other two plants have already been id-ed correctly.
 
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