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I have recently found this plant in a local lake in southern part of Ontario, Canada. It is very pretty, but I don't know what it is and would like to.
I have attached a photo of it, hope someone can identify it for me :)

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---Characin Gal---
 

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It looks like some kind of Potamogeton. I can't understand why these beautiful plants are not more popular in aquascaping.

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Looks like Potamogeton crispus to me.
 

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niko said:
It looks like some kind of Potamogeton. I can't understand why these beautiful plants are not more popular in aquascaping.

--Nikolay
It might be because they don't 'trim' well. I've noticed that once a stem is trimmed it stops growing. The top will root if planted, and the runner formed under the substrate will keep going, but the trimmed stem just sits for a while then dies.
 

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That must depend on the species.

I have P. wrightii, P. perfoliatus and P. maackianus, and though trimmed stems do take a while to form lateral shoots, it doesn't seem to me that it takes any longer than other species from other genera.
 

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Characin Gal,
Yes, I have wild P. nodosus and now that they are established I trim them back about 6 inches per week. I trim it just above a node where there is a leaf. Of course if I want more plants I clip the bottom stem off of the clipping up to the node and then plant the node in the substrate.

So get a half dozen stems and plant them in your tank!

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Thanks all,
The 'Potamogeton crispus' is in my aquarium now. I looked the name up on Google.com and it looks identical to mine.
Anyway, it seems to be doing well. Also have found out that I have one called Potamogeton lucens too. Just plain green but still very pretty.
 

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P. lucens is actually P. illinoensis. It's a pretty plant :)
 
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