A Happy Seedling
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Location: USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

Plant from creek at park--ID? Also, water garden

I went to a regional park with my kids. They found a little stream and picked up a black water plant with a few green shoots. Took it home in a bucket, of course. When we got out I asked the rangers if we could take it home, they said yes. So it ended up in our house. It was long like a rope, and its leaves looked like an evergreen's but they were soft. It eventually smelled bad so I chopped off the green parts, stuck them in a cup of tap water, and threw away the black part. Green parts have not died (yet?). So what plant is this? I am planning to add the green parts to my aquatic garden.

As to my aquatic garden, I will order a tank that I have put on my list, and put some plants in it, which I have. I have some assorted aquatic plants from the pet store and my mystery creek plant. I also have two good-sized (1 1/2 to 2 inch) marimo moss balls. So can you guys ID my creek plant, or give me suggestions on other things to put in my garden?


Thanks,
AHS
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
:evil:

A Happy Seedling
Green Thumb
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:41 pm
Location: USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

Re: Plant from creek at park--ID? Also, water garden

I think it is some kind of water-milfoil. Care advice needed.
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
:evil:

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