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Well recently i went collecting a few plants i could find locally here in Wisconsin. Ive found a few interesting plants but have no clue to what they are so id like someone to help me to identify them if at all possible so here are a few pictures :

A Wild Crypt - looks like a crypt
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=283

Wild Moss - very tiny leaves and appears to be a sort of moss
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=282

Wild Plant - no clue what this one is
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=284

Wild Plant 2 - no clue either
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=285

These are the only decent pics i have so far. I also have another type of moss and plant but cant get decent pictures at the moment. So any help Iding would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

EDIT : the pictures dont seem to come up so just check out my personal gallery if you cant see them.

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Hi Depthc,

Congrats on the success of your expedition. The first thing to do after taking the pictures is trying to grow them under water in an aquarium. Even though we might not be able to identify them all now, if they grow well we can probably figure out what they are later.

The first does look a bit like a Cryptocoryne, but they only exist in the USA in TX (in 72degF constant yearly temperature) and FL. They would not survive in cold water. I think it is probably related to a Dock type of weed. I have seen them look exactly like your picture here in TX. The only other picture I have is at a later growth stage, here:
http://users.ev1.net/~spituch/unidentified/unidentified.html
It is down toward the bottom of the page dated 2/8/04 - "Nueces". It likes wet areas and is the first plant to grow in the spring but does not do too well submerged. Did you find it in deep water or just boggy conditions?

The third plant is probably a cress. I recently got some in San Marcos. It grows well floating, but does not grow well submerged.
http://users.ev1.net/~spituch/Steve's Page/Aquarium/Expedition 1/Expedition 1_11.html

Definitely put them in a tank at try to grow them like any other aquatic plant. You may also have fun trying the cress floating and using a mini greenhouse growing them emersed.

Let us know how it works out.

Steve Pituch
 

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Alright I planted them yesterday so i guess it will just take time to find out. I found all of the plants in shallow water totally submerged. The moss i found that i havent taken a picture of was in fast flowing water. So ive got all the plants in water and im trying to grow them so ill update this later on if anything changes. Thanks a lot for the help spituch.

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