Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

lynnfrazer(6)April 22, 2012

Hi i bought this today was told it was moneywort but im not so sure anyone know thank you so much

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terrestrial_man(9)

Right but it is not really an aquatic plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lysimachia nummularia

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:44PM
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lynnfrazer(6)

figures lol its been growing straight out of my aquarium definitly a fast grower too

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 2:20PM
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greenthumb_5(6a-7b)

looks like moneywort to me

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 11:34PM
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eahamel(9a)

A lot of land plants are being sold these days as aquarium plants. One way to tell the difference is - land plants have stiff stems and will stay upright when you take them out of the water. They have silica in the stems, whereas true aquatic plants don't.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 3:33PM
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michael024

so,stiff stems and silica make difference between the land plant and aquatic plant.
Sounds good.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 8:10AM
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eahamel(9a)

Yes. Think about it - land plants need stiff stems to hold them upright, aquatic plants don't. It's gravity that land plants need to overcome. Aquatic plants are upright because they float in the water. Some land plants will do okay grown as aquatic plants, though, but it isn't their nature.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 8:18AM
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