Pond people...can you help me identify these plants?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Wifezilla, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Is this watercress?
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    Small watercress or a different plant?
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    This one grows on shore as well as in the water
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    No aquaculturists hanging around the forum tonight? No marine biologists randomly passing by?
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry not much help here, I have a pond, but don't recognise the plants. Are they purchased from a store or wild? The first one kind of looks like cardinal lobelia, but very small. The "watercress" plant reminds me of something from an aquarium store. The last pix looks vaguely like primrose. But no bells going off here for sure. Good Luck

    Imp- maybe try the easy garden site. There's an id this plant forum.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    These are wild plants collected in Colorado pond at an elevation of 5,500'.

    I think that IS a type primrose! Good call!

    The leaves are very firm. It could be Primula veris (Cowslip) or Primula Elatior (Oxlip). I will watch to see what color flowers it produces (I walk near the pond I got it from often)
     
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    You might want to do a Google search for aquatic plants in CO? Just a suggestion. [​IMG] I'm not so great with the pond plants.
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Wifezilla - I surely don't know- [​IMG] but I have a cousin who could smoke a specimen of each one and tell you what each species was and what the ph in the pond is!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Wanted to add that I went to your website and saw the pics of your ducks!! Real Beauties!!
     
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  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I already did a google search and came up with nothing.

    Thanks for saying nice things about my spoiled rotten ducks. I can tell you that all of the plants show are quite tasty to ducks [​IMG]
     
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  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I checked pond plant sellers and couldn't find matches. I am pretty good at google-fu, so I didn't post photos here until I came up empty.

    That site you posted has an impressive list. I will see if I can work my way through the images.

    I have no idea what they look like at other stages because I never paid attention to them before [​IMG]
     

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