What Plant Is This?

Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by Hydrosolic, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Hydrosolic

    HydrosolicValued MemberMember

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    Is it baby tears? Dwarf baby tears? Hemianthus callitrichoides? Pearlweed? Cuba? Micranthemum umbrosum?
    Monte Carlo?

    There are so many carpeting plants that look so similar.

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    And what is this?

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    Both of these plants were sold from separate stores as ‘pearlweed’ for carpeting. However they obviously are not the same

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    Could the carpet plant be dwarf pennywort judging from the 3 leaf clover type look? And the other one you have circled almost looks like possibly a small piece of bacopa judging from the small spade shaped leaves and the roots coming out of the stem if i'm seeing it right somehow got into the mix. I could be totally wrong. @Vishaquatics The plant ID person!
     
  3. Rye3434

    Rye3434Valued MemberMember

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    Main carpeting plant looks to be HC cuba. Don't know the other.
     
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    The main carpetting plant is definitely dwarf baby tears. In comparison to the granules of aquasoil, the leaves are too small to be Pearlweed. Now that one piece seems to be one of two things. Either emersed grown Pearlweed and emersed grown dwarf baby tears. It’s likely the latter. Often, Pearlweed and baby tears are confused with each other because their emersed forms are nearly identical. I ordered dwarf baby tears online, but instead received Pearlweed. I could only tell the difference once the leaves transitioned to submerged state.
     
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    the other carpeting plant looks like hygrophila serpyllum to me. i have some in my tank.
     
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    Are dwarf baby tears also called the ‘cuba’ plant? And how long until emerged plants transitions to submerged state?

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  7. Rye3434

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    Yes, dwarf baby tears are the same as HC cuba. HC stands for hemianthus callitrichoides. :)
     
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