And since these look like the type that the plant releases and lets the wind take them away . . . getting them to grow should be a breeze (no pun intended . . . well ok, maybe just a little ;) )
I went out to the pond and dug up a few of these and will plant a couple in my rock garden and one or two in pots. I'm not sure if they'll survive the transplanting or not, but I should know soon enough. If anyone has any special instructions for doing that with this type plant, please advise :)
I'll add a few more photos of the root system and such. It's noteworthy to mention that these were growing in VERY DRY LOOSE sand. Therefore the soil basically fell apart around and away from the roots when I dig them up. I may need to take some water back there and moisten the soil and try some that way - if these are touchy about that sort of thing? We'll see how these do when I put them in the ground I guess.