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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Another Unidentified Water plant

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Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2001
6:01 PM

Post #5634

Here's another Plant I found growing in the Creek, any ideas?

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


May 30, 2001
6:23 PM

Post #78484

If it was blooming, I'd know for sure, but my guess is water forget-me-not Myosotis scorpiodes. I had never heard of this plant until I got some in a trade, and the person who gave them to me said she found them growing wild in a pond or stream nearby.

Here's a link of one in bloom - check the leaves to see if they are truly similar, or if I'm way off base: http://pharm1.pharmazie.uni-greifswald.de/systematik/7_bilder/c920/C92-0203.jpg
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2001
10:56 PM

Post #78576

looks a bit like Water Hawthorn to me
Linnea
Tilton, NH
(Zone 4a)

May 31, 2001
12:06 AM

Post #78596

I believe that it is a pondweed, possibly American pondweed, Potamogeton nodosus
Below is a link to an image and some information



http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/uccerice/WEED/pondweed.htm

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


May 31, 2001
1:46 AM

Post #78623

Linnea, you may have hit it on the head; your photo looks like a good match. Ryan, I think the leaves are too narrow for spatterdock, here's a link to a photo: http://www.floridaplants.com/eflora/nuphar_luteum.htm

and http://www.azgardens.com/aqcapefear.htm and http://www.azgardens.com/aqrlspatter.htm

Water Hawthorne (Aponogeton distachyus) would be a nice find, but I think the leaves are too big: http://www.jimswatergardening.com/The_Catalog/LilyLikeCat/lilylikecat_6.html

Tree_Climber, what do you think?
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2001
11:55 AM

Post #78678

Hello All and thanks for all the great suggestions as to the identity of this plant. I'm going to take another look at it today and see if it has changed in appearance. It does look like Water Hawthorne, but I would be surprised to find any growing wild here. More likely that it is the Pond Weed... If it has changed dramatically, I'll post another picture.
Kathy
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2001
12:13 AM

Post #79896

Hello Everyone,
Well I took another look and I'd say it's changed a bit.
I'm posting a picture of how it looks today. (In this forum) I'll title it Still trying to identify this water plant. Please take a look and tell me what you think.
In the description of Pond Weed it doesn't mention or show leaves as this one is displaying now.
Kathy

If there is a way to add two pictures to one post, let me know, but adding another post is the only way I know to do this.
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2001
6:42 PM

Post #80119

If you look at the second posting of this plant you will see that we have decided it is Pickerel Weed. I never knew that it started out with floating leaves, nor was I aware that it could be found in the wild in zone 5. (hardy zones 4-11)
Thanks for all the help,
Kathy

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