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    I got a bunch of plants recently from a nice person here
    Now time to figure what they are and where best to plant them
    I'm guess there will be three places I can put them
    1) floating in the pond
    2) planted in pot in the pond
    3) planted in the bog

    There's about 10 different plants and I'll try to add a new pic each day
    Thanks for playing along and educating me along the way folks
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Wait wait, are there rules? I don't want to guess 4 different things then say I cant do that LOL ???

    floating: duckweed? frogbit? Amazon frogbit??... All the guesses I got right now..!
     
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    Pic?
     
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    okay simple rules, one guess per account, I hope you don't have more than one.... ;)
    only prize is bragging rights, but I reserve the right the change my mind
    Will try to post each evening Eastern Time.
     
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    oh, I forgot my European friends
    hmm, for the sake of international fairness I'll post when I have lunch, first one will be tomorrow
    so tomorrow will be our first entry
    photographed each one already and I hope it's not too easy, if it is, maybe someone else can pitch in some "plant" porn.... :LOL:
     
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    please also add whether to float, pot and/or bog with your guess

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    proserpinaca palustris, marsh mermaid weed. planted in the substrate in the bog.
     
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    should it be planted fully submerged?
     
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    isn't that parrot's feather? I've grown it planted (couple of inches of water covering but tendrils will find the surface) and floating. Can be invasive until your fish and turtles find it.
     
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    The upper part of plant out of the water
     
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    Parrot's feathers. They can go anywhere in the bog or pond, including free floating, fully submerged, or planted in a bog.
     
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    This I thought would be the easiest to identify, parrots feather, but looking at some varieties of mermaid weed they do look similar. I think the mermaid weed is the reddish on the lower right in the photo below and the others are parrots feather? If so, the parrots feather exhibits similar symmetry to a feather whereas the mermaid weed more like a fish bone with a coarser center midrib.

    Please comment if my observations are wrong.
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    https://www.azaquaticplants.com/for...ant-profiles-and-discussion/2722-mermaid-weed
     
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    I have enough to try all three options, I hear they can be quite invasive so will be careful with spacing.

    In the bog what type of substrate should I use? I was thinking straight in the gravel with some oyster shells. The ones planted in baskets in the pond will be clay litter and shells. Any recommendations on litter? I assume the cheap clay brands with no additives or scents.
     
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    bog = just pea gravel. The shells may be to sharp for the roots
     
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    Mine grew well in pea gravel, in a pot in the pond and also floating..
     
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    You can grow it floating or wedge it between rocks at edge of pond but it can become invasive if you don't have koi to eat it. It is easy to pull out though, so not too much of a concern.
     
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    It didn't survive my winter but for others it comes back.
     
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    good to know, I'll bring one into an indoor tank when it gets cold
     
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    plant #2
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    going to speed this up so I can get some planting done this weekend.

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