I was out walking today near the upper branches of the patuxent river in central maryland. On the way I came across a pretty deep rut in the road with some plants growing in the mud puddle. They appeared to be growing out of an old branch that was so rotten it fell apart as I tried to pick it up. Here are some pictures of the plants growing emersed:
And here they are after I got some of the ones growing submerged on the same branch after I got them home and cleaned them off:
I cleaned them off and put the in my quarantine tank, some in substrate and some glued to a branch of wood incase they are an epiphyte. Anyone know what plant this is?
The other plant was growing in tributary of the patuxent emersed. Here is what it looked like in the wild:
And here is what it looked like once I cleaned it up a bit at home:
Anyone know what this one is? And do they do well in the home aquarium? I tried looking up both but I am truly terrible at the plant identification game. Thank you for any help.