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Re: H.verticillata

>I'd also ordered hydrocotyle verticillata. I have h. leucocephala, which 
>grows up vertically, with leafs and nodes spaced rather closely. I'd thought 
>that h. verticillata was similar, with a different leaf shape. What I got was 
>long, thick stems, with one or two nodes with perhaps 5 inches in between, 
>and 1 leaf on the end of each stem. 

That's the stuff. We have acres and acres of the stuff here in Marin,CA. One
of the most common weeds of aquatic nature here.

You may find it difficult to grow under water but it is possible. It's more
a bog/floating pond plant. Cooler waters help and strong light.
Tom Barr