Re: What's this Plant (H. zosterfolia?)
> From: spush at saudan_HAC.COM
> This is the plant I got from Erik Olson about a year ago. It looks
> most like Eichhornia natans on pg 15 Vol 3 of the Baench atlas or
> Eichhornia diversifolia, pg 49 Baench Vol 2. The stem and leaves are
> quite fragile and the leaves blacken if damaged. The leaf is entire
> and clasping (leaf attaches directly to the stem) very close together
> at the growing tip, light green, about 5mm wide and 2-3 cm in length.
> Erik, did you ever make a positive identification?
Eh? Hmm. Sounds like Heteranthera zosterfolia from your description
(especially the "blackens when damaged..."). Odd, though, I never had any
trouble ID'ing that one. I also don't have it anymore... grew wonderfully
at times, and languished at others.
> PS. Erik, did you feel the earthquake in Seattle tonight?
Geez, I am SO out of it...
Erik D. Olson amazingly, at home
eriko at wrq_com