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Re: Can anyone identify this plant?

Gupp <gupp at naturalaquariums_com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm hoping someone may know what this plant is. I got it several years
> ago under the name Austrailian Hygro. I'm aware there is an H.
> augustifolia from Austraila, but this sure doesn't look anything like
> it. The stems are woody and plant leaves are stiff, even though it's
> been growing under the water.
> There's a photo available here:
> http://naturalaquariums.com/plants/australianhygro.jpg
> Thanks,
> Rhonda
> --
> http://naturalaquariums.com

It looks very like my "mermaid weed" (Proserpinaca palustris). It has 
woody stems, stiff and serrated leaves. Does it develop a lighter green, 
rosy color on the top leaves close to the light ?

- Ivo Busko
  Baltimore, MD