Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:12 PM
Florida has an excellent aquatic plant website: http://plants.ifas.u...4?categoryId=13. You can also search for species or genera on USDA Plants: http://plants.usda.g...ile?symbol=BACA.
I think you'll find that many of your local natives are also commonly available commercially. In addition, several exotic aquarium plants are established in Florida- big surprise, right?
Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:55 PM
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:48 AM
Collecting plants from public land in Florida requires a permit. Florida owns all lakes and most streams.
More important it is illegal to posess, transport, collect, or culture class I exotics which include hydrilla, Water spinach, water hyacinth.....
this is a pretty good overview with a table of the exotics
Another thing to watch for is the invasive channelled apple snail. They are everywhere in the Witlacoochee drainage just look for pink egg masses. They have changed the pond landscapes. Input area. Ponds filled with pickeral weed a few years ago have none the snails ate it. Moving plants has the risk of moving these exotics.
Anyone who owns a pond has more plants than they can keep.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:53 AM
Plants I like in my pond.
Submerged Ellegrass, coontail, baby's tears
Emersed Pickeral weed, string lily, blue flag iris red ludwegia, lemon bacopa.
Floating leaved. Yellow water lily(mexicana). Floating hearts.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:25 PM
The permits as I understand it from limited research are for specific species from specific area of a lake. They are geared toward commercial use of the collected plants. A long time ago I called the DNR permit folks. Long story.
Thanks for the info Al. Fortunately, I haven't been out collecting anything yet. Do you know how difficult it is to get a collection permit? Or should I not even worry about it and just try and get plants from local folks.
They sent me a letter authorizing the taking of a specified number of 5 species within a specific time window from Lake Parker.
Maybe you will meet someone with a pond. One of any water plant becomes many each summer.
Also look for places that sell water lilies or pond building materials, these often have all kinds of water plants for sale.
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