To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Its Duckweed.
From: Mick Nally <mick at roch-inst_co.uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 11:10:41 +0100 (BST)
In-Reply-To: <199604190739.DAA11971 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com" at Apr 19, 96 03:39:03 am
> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 08:29:00 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Wehde, Mark B. <MBW01 at msmail2_mayo.edu>
> To: owner-aquatic-plants <owner-aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Subject: what is this?
> After planting my last order from Delaware Aquatics, I noticed about 100
> small ( about 1/8" ) green 4 leaf clover shaped leaves. They float on
> the top of the tank and have since ( 2 weeks ) put down about 1" roots.
> I think they were in the package with some hygrophylia polysperma
> "tropical sunset", but could of been with the bacopa or red ludwigia.
> Does anybody have any ideas what these are?
> Thanks for any help
This sounds very much like Duckweed. It is a prolific floating plant which
will probably need thinning out regularly, it is usefull for extracting
nitrates from your water.