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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
- Subject: Re: PENNYWORT
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 10:06:22 -0500
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>Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 14:47:20 +0800
>From: Michael Cordero <taburnok at skyinet_net>
>hi.. its me mike again ... just a few questions..
>CAN ANYBODY GIVE ME FEEDBACK ON A PLANT CALLED PENNYWORT..
>just to describe its got a round leaf .. one per stem.. and a round
In the Barry James book, pennywort is Hydrocotyle vulgaris. I haven't
found this plant in my local aquarium stores, but I have found a similar
plant: Hydrocotyle leucocephala. Pennywort is supposedly a European native
that prefers cooler water. Several species of hydrocotyle are terrestrial,
and leucocephala is amphibious.
H. vulgaris is a stem plant that reportedly keeps its stem on or in the
substrate of your aquarium. H. leucocephala grows vertically like a normal
stem plant and will send up aerial leaves when it reaches the surface. H.
leucocephala requires a fair amount of nutrients, and hasn't done well in
my tank when uprooted. It also appears to prefer water that's not
David W. Webb Texas Instruments
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