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#1 Cu455

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:30 PM

This plant was in a small shallow section of a muddy pond. It is a runner. Location is Long Island, NY.

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#2 WheelsOC

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:05 PM

Looks like some kind of Myriophyllum (aka. watermilfoil or parrotfeather), but I couldn't tell you the precise species.

Could be M. alterniflorum which is native to parts of NY and Long Island.



#3 gerald

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

Looks like Myrio. aquaticum, the Brazilian parrotfeather (non-native).


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#4 Cu455

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, it is some kind of parrotfeather. I saw a park ranger and he told me it is an invasive plant. He actually told me ever plant in the pond is invasive. It grows very nice in the aquarium. The roots are very thick and prevent the current from blowing it. I have it on a piece of wood to keep parts oUT of water. Other then sitting on top of the wood it is free floating.
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