Re: "happy frogbit"
On Sun, 04 Feb 96 tomlins at CAM_ORG (Ed Tomlinson) wrote:
<<If the frogbit is really happy those leafs will be 2" round and will be
above the water level. The roots will be feathery and up to a foot long.
I have lots of these in my filters and there they are very happy. They
have never done quite as well in my aquariums.>>
I've been thinking about this, and questions of "plant happiness" as related
to size aside (are those 250 year old bonsai in the nat'l arboretum happy?),
I stumbled on a different frogbit/frog's-bit in the U Florida aquatic plants
web site (http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/). They list a Limnobium spongia which
is larger and has raised leaves... perhaps we have different varieties of
Frogbit, if not different species altogether. Mine certainly *seems*
happy... they get up & sing every morning, after all ;-)
A picture on the IFAS site has also made me wonder if a particular plant I
was sold as sagittaria something isn't actually "Tape plant" (they have some
strange common names - coon's tail for hornwort), aka Val Americana. Humph.
I feel so uninformed. Maybe I've never laid eyes on a real sagittaria!
Anne (a Sagittarean)
Cool & Soggy Santa Cruz CA
PS got a lead on the Riccia within a day of posting, thank you!