Here's another Plant I found growing in the Creek, any ideas?
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
looks a bit like Water Hawthorn to me
I believe that it is a pondweed, possibly American pondweed, Potamogeton nodosus
Below is a link to an image and some information
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?
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.
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.
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.
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,