Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:35 PM
The vendor is also selling this plant, acmella repens:
It's different looking than everything in my tank right now (mostly very fine leaved things) and a pretty shade of green, very healthy looking. There are images on google of other people keeping it in the aquarium, so it appears to be a true aquatic. And when I looked it up on plants.usda.gov, it appears to be native? maybe?
(I live in North Carolina currently)
I'm always up for adding native plants to my fish tank, so I bid on it. The thing is that the plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=acopr page is a listing for "Acmella oppositifolia (Lam.) R.K. Jansen var. repens (Walter) R.K. Jansen
Is that the same species? The usda picture is this (below), but for all I know that's the emersed form and plants can have totally different submerged and emersed forms.
I dunno. If this is the same thing, that's cool, I like native plants in my fish tanks. If this is a different plant, that's also cool. It's really just a curiosity to know if they are the same or different.
Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:02 PM
Alan Weakley (UNC Herbarium): "Acmella repens (Walter) L.C. Richard in Person, Creeping Spotflower. Floating vegetation mats, roadsides, streambanks, other moist, open, habitats. July-December. Se. NC south to s. FL, west to e. TX, north in the Mississippi Embayment to w. TN and s. MO."
Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:17 PM
Eriocaulon parkeri vendor picture:
That base reminds me of a tillandsia air plant.
USDA eriocaulon parkeri distribution map:
Pictures once they arrive
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:16 PM
Here's a photo of above the tank, looking down at the plants floating on the surface.
Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:52 PM
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