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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #158
In a message dated 3/16/00 3:56:18 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
<< "Hi. I'm looking for 2 or 3 inch tall hairgrass and I can't seem to find
from any of the mail order companies. If anyone out there has any they
could spare me I'd be forever grateful. I just need a sprig. I could grow
it out from nothing. "
I ordered Eleocharis parva from [Redacted], along with a large order of
other plants. If you can't get it from there, I could send you a little,
I only have a few small clumps myself - it is getting shaded out by other
This stuff grows wild around here in South Florida, and while I'm not sure of
the exact subspecies, I'm pretty sure it's parva, or caribaea or palustris, or
maybe a new sp. who knows? Anyway, it's small that's for sure, 2 - 4 inches.
This time of year a lot of it is growing emersed due to the lowered water
levels. I think once it becomes submerged, it elongates a bit in search of
light. If enough light were provided however, I would imagine that it might
stay small, although I couldn't say for certain.
I've got some outside in a clear storage box filled with water along with
some bacopia, nepenthes, and some kind of fern looking weed I collected in a
nearby lake. Although it's been out there for a month now, it hasn't
elongated any. Then again, the light's pretty intense out there on the old
Point is, if anybody wants some - contact me off-list and I'll trade for
whatever. I have absolutely nothing and am setting up a tank just now.
West Palm Beach