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According to some of the article references Steve Pituch has sent me, the escaped Crypt increases the size of its range by "almost 80 percent in one year. It grows "almost faster than they can remove it." There is an aggressive program to remove it by dredging from the upper San Marcos River because it is becoming the dominant plant and it threatens stands of the endangered Texas wild rice. It has grown back over some previously dredged areas, and plans are made to start dredging daily to try to get ahead of it.

It sounds like the genie is out of the bottle.

It must be all that moving water that makes it grow so well.

Maybe if they let us crypt enthusiasts try giving it more nutrients and additional CO2, along with HID lighting, the stands would no doubt all melt down, and it would become the delicate, prone to expire plant we all know.
 
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