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Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

Posted by lynnfrazer 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 18:58

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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RE: Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

Right but it is not really an aquatic plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lysimachia nummularia


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RE: Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

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


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RE: Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

looks like moneywort to me


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RE: Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

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.


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RE: Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

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


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RE: Please Help me identify this aquarium plant

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.


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