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Spring is in the air and so is the pond season. Besides our native plants, a good many proven and potential aquarium plants can be found in the pond section in fish stores, nurseries and even places like Lowes and Home Depot. I tried Saururus chinensis a few years ago and found it to be a great plant. It takes a long time to fully adapt, but it does, and in my opinion, is nicer than S. cernuus.

This year, I'll probably try Gratiola officinalis (the real one) again along with Justicia americana (related to Hygrophila) and whatever else I can find.

Has anyone else made any pond section discoveries?
Don't know if anyone will see this after all these years, but I did, so...

Justicia americana grows here (central TX) mostly as an emergent but in deep water does well submersed - the leaves being paler green and more pointed.
Polygonum hydropiperoides (pretty sure of sp.) also grows well submersed and can be found in the wild underwater, same for Eleocharis spp.
Hydrocotyle verticillata, I have never seen submersed here naturally but does well (like Lobelia cardinalis).
I am trying Frogfruit (Phyla nodosa) submersed, might work.
Marsilea macropoda does Not like submersion.
 
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