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I live in old town maine, it is an island in the middle of penobscot river.
my fish tank is all natural..
I am always looking for local stuff.

Plant Grass Terrestrial plant Fawn Terrestrial animal

I was at an old dam removed spot, now a recreation area.. and spotted this just below the old removed dam in very fast current. I reached out from a rock and carefully plucked the sticky grippers from the rock it hung onto.

the leaves in this plant look like a spider plant, only very tiny and love the current.
this is one stem of about 6, all tied together in a singular string like root.
the actual roots are grippy strands, i put them into my substrate.
java fern next to it for size reference.

it is staying alive.
I cannot find it in maine invasive list. or any list.
it was all by itself.
hardly any invasion I could see anyway. :)


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It appears to be a species of Potamogeton. My best guess would be Potamogeton friesii.
thank you.
I did find some things.. the oddity is simply being in the rapids.

"fineleaf pondweed" is as close as i got...and the potamogeton word as well.
they all like still waters and mud.

this was using rocks and thrashed in rapids... loving life anyway. :unsure:
still doing well in my home tank. there is 4 leafed clover shaped buds half way up a couple of them.
cannot find that exact appearance in photos, nor the exact leaves...or why they were in rapids clinging to rocks. Something java moss would do with little teeth like mystery.
 
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