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Plant Identification: Pond Plant

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LadyAshleyR
Oakland, MD

March 13, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6260651

This stuff just grows all in the ponds around here!
Would like to know what it is if possible!

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LadyAshleyR
Oakland, MD

March 13, 2009
1:28 PM

Post #6260662

Here's a up close pic.

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Malus2006
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 13, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #6261105

Tough to tell - opposite leaves is a big clue - omits some pondweed genus - (pondweed is a very general name for many genus and even families). I found a website - http://www.chesapeakebay.net/bfg_widgeon_grass.aspx?menuitem=14363 either Ruppia maritime, Widgeon Grass or Zannichellia palustris Horned Pondweed. Sago pondweed is alternated leaved along with Potamogeton genus so they are omitted. Hopeful someone else could help you accurate id it.
LadyAshleyR
Oakland, MD

March 13, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6261142

thanks =)
if more pictures are needed let me know, and of what part of the plant!
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 16, 2009
6:45 PM

Post #6276148

Consider the pondweeds, esp. Sago Pondweed
http://www.upi-usa.com/aquatics/Pondweeds_Sago.php
This website has a bunch of pondweeds to look at.

Also check out the Naiads
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/naiads.html
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 16, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6276187

after taking a hard look at the closeup, I'm leaning harder toward the naiads. Here's a species table:

http://www.mainevlmp.org/mciap/herbarium/NaiadTABLE.pdf
LadyAshleyR
Oakland, MD

March 17, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #6278260

Is there anyway to look at that without it being a .pdf?
I don't have the software installed to open it =)

It's definitely more like the naiads.

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #6278297

You can download Acrobat Reader for free from Adobe's website which will allow you to open the pdf files.
holeth
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2009
3:25 AM

Post #6329896

if you really want to avoid adding the software to your computer, you can enter the website into google, and when it lists it under the search box, click the link that says "view as html." this will let you view the text, although the formatting may be distorted. No pictures will come through, nor will any text that has been converted to pictures, like big headlines/titles, or fancy block capitals at the beginning of an article.

otherwise, click below to get the pdf reader:

http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=BUIGO
Malus2006
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a)

April 11, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6395603

Try digging up some and photograph against a white background in good light (wash dirts off first) - maybe even fill a small clear shallow container with a bit of water so it will keep it shape.

I agree I don't think it is Sago pondweed - sago pondweed have alternative leaves.
LadyAshleyR
Oakland, MD

April 11, 2009
6:07 PM

Post #6396050

Ok, will do as soon as I get the chance!!!

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