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Variegated Sagittaria

	I could be wrong, but this sounds like a plant I gasped at 
when I saw it at the LFS a few weeks ago. I started asking one of the 
guys who works there (who I know has planted tanks at home, tends the 
ones at the store, but isn't the buyer) why I'd never seen it before. 
He didn't know what it was called, and when I leaned into him hard, 
his offered, personal opinion was that it might not be truly aquatic. 
I hate to cast any doubt upon these guys because they have been so up 
front with me on everything, but I tend to think he was right.
	Let us know how long it lasts.
	Also, does anyone have general guidelines for the uninitiated 
(like me) about telling true aquatics from terrestrials just by 
looking? Thanks.

At 3:48 PM -0400 5/23/01, Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
>Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:34:25 -0400
>From: Dwight <boukmn at mindspring_com>
>Subject: Verigated Sagittaria
>Always on the lookout for something weird, I happend by one of my local
>botanical gardens. Hidden in the back of their small aquatic plants for
>sale section, I found something I've never before encountered.... a
>verigated sag!   The thing looks like a Marble-queen sword crossed with a
>Giant sag... marvelous!   It was in a rockwool pot, so I figured its "out
>there" in the hobby and I just never encountered it before. 
>It cost me $6.00 (ouch!) but I HAD to have it even though it was pretty
>beat-up.     Why haven't I heard of this plant before?  Why has it never
>been discussed in the group?  I did a search and turned up nothing.  How
>many of you guys have this thing??