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Thread: Help ID plants

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    I've just got the below 3 plants and have no idea what they are. Been scanning through the plant database but am no closer to identifying the plants. Can anyone help (From a UK lfs)


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    The first one is dwarf hairgrass or a micro sword
    The 2nd one is anacharis I think
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    Thanks - I've compared it to a few pics.
    Spot on with the anacharis. (the last pic)

    It also looks like it could be a micro sword.

    The middle one is different to the last - maybe from the same family?

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    The grassy ones are hard for me to identify but could also be cyperus helferi?

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    Middle one might be mayaca fluviatilis?

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    The grassy ones are hard for me to identify but could also be cyperus helferi?
    Was thinking just that. Certainly a lot more likely than Afro's guess.

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    Where did you get these plants? The first pic is hard to identify, but if purchased from one of the major pet chains, it could possibly be mondo grass. A plant sold as aquatic, but will only live if allowed to grow above the water line. If it slowly wastes away to nothing, it could very well be mondo grass. The only thing keeping me from a positive ID is that the leaves don't look dark enough. If it is truly aquatic then I would say it is a type of Cyperus like the others have suggested.

    The second plant is tricky for me because I don't know much about stem plants. I was thinking some kind of hornwort or milfoil but honestly it looks very similar to Pogostemon erectus.
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    P. Erectus isn't very common in the average LFS here.

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    Thanks for the info. I bought the plants at Maidenhead aquatics in the UK. A fairly large LFS.

    Comparing a few pics for the 1st one - it looks much like the hornwort.

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    the last one looks like Egeria densa

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