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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Help identifying mystery plants

Hey folks. I got some plants out of Petco's large tank of loose assorted plants. Unfortunately, they didn't have labels and the only guy around wasn't familiar with what they were.
Here's a photo, sorry if the green plant is hard to ID because of the lighting, and don't mind my little frog :P
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Looks like Ludwigia Repens Broad leaf on the left and Cardamine Lyrata maybe on the right.

I don't know if you know, but you should take off the metal/cloth wraps when you plant them and plant them about 1/2 inch apart so that the bottom leaves can get light as well. Otherwise it might rot away.

I love the Buddha though!

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Thanks, lilnaugrim. It had a weird foam wrap that I took off, but I left the rubber band on. I'll un-bunch them and try and root them in the gravel better later today :)
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Np and okay I mean, you can keep them close together but it would be easier for them to grow well if you spread them a bit, doesn't even have to be 1/2 an inch but just far enough that light can penetrate down to the bottom leaves

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the plant on the right seems to have too thick o a stemto be c. lyrata. I'd settle for a bacopa species or creeping mint charlie. m. brownei
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I didn't think it was Bacopa because the leaves aren't the right shape and it looks like the C. Lyrata that I had a while ago but I could be wrong ^_^

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upon closer inspection, I think you're right that it isn't bacopa. :)
Should be mint charlie then...
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It does look like Mint Charlie, my only thing is that the fuller leaves down bottom have the C. Lyrata shape, they're not the rounded shape of Mint Charlie, you see it? But I agree the stem is too thick, any other plant we're leaving out? lol

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It does look like Mint Charlie, my only thing is that the fuller leaves down bottom have the C. Lyrata shape, they're not the rounded shape of Mint Charlie, you see it? But I agree the stem is too thick, any other plant we're leaving out? lol
the only other similar plants i can think of are pennywort and creeping jenny...
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