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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #254

>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 22:10:06 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Ryan Mills <millsman7 at yahoo_com>
>Subject: Pilularia?
>Hey everyone.
>I aquired a small bit of a new and strange plant as a
>hitch hiker on something else.  It is a very small,
>green chain plant.  The runners and leaves are hard to
>tell apart and look the same---very, very thin and
>delicate.  It is about one half inch high.  Each plant
>has two or three leaves.  I have two small chains of
>the stuff, and one has some healthy looking roots on
>it.  It has a grassy appearance.  Sound familiar to
>The Baensch Atlas books show two Pilularia (I think
>this name is correct) species that look a bit like it
>but taller with runners thicker than the runners.  I'm
>not even sure it's aquatic, but it looks like it
>Does anyone have the answer to this mystery?
>Later, Cavan.
From the description it could be Pilularia or it could be very small
Lilaeopsis.  I found a picture of pilularia in Rataj & Horeman.  it is an
aquatic fern, related to Marselia.  You can tell if it is Pilularia if the
new leaves come up coiled.

Paul Krombholz, in central Mississippi, where we are getting very dry,