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Re: Unidentified NC native plant
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Unidentified NC native plant
- From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 20:22:47 -0400
Nick described a plant he found in Carteret county:
...I also found a green plant that I initially thought was a different color
of Ludwigia, because it was growing among the red stuff and had very
similar leaves. On closer inspection, though, I see that the leaves are
alternate rather than paired like the Ludwigia leaves.
Is there a common eastern U.S. aquatic species that fits this (admittedly
vague) description? Since it had recently rained heavily, I suppose this
could be a terrestrial species that was temporarily submerged, but it was
definitely growing in the same locations as the Ludwigia and Proserpinaca.
My guess would be that it's a member of the Polygonum genus. Several
species are very common around here. You may be able to find a photo for
rough matching through a Web search.