What Do I Have Here?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants' started by drjay9051, Nov 22, 2017.

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    drjay9051

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    20171122_115937_resized.jpg 20171122_115912_resized.jpg New pond. Living in N. central Florida there are lots of roadside plants . I found some ragged water hyacinth in a local pond and in a boggy area these 2 plants.

    I have no idea what they are. Tried to I.D. via internet but many look similar.

    I am thinking iris and some sort of rush.

    Any ideas??
     
    drjay9051, Nov 22, 2017
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    The first plant is cattail. I had a cattail in my pond for years, with poor results. It did try to escape my pot frequently, though. In the wild, they're very aggressive. The second plant does look rush-like. Reminds me of my blue arrows rush, but probably a different rush specie.

    I'd stay away from Water Hyacinth. Super-invasive in the south as well as illegal to possess in Florida, for obvious reasons.
     
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