Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants' started by Wilbur, Jan 8, 2018.
Good morning everyone. Just wondering if anyone can please ID this plant for me, cheers
I'll stick my neck out but the plant looks a bit like what I call baby tears. It is similar to dwarf baby tears from Cuba. Sometimes it is free floating. But it is not quite right.
I have spent a few hours searching. It is intriguing.
Hopefully someone here can give you a more definitive answer. Failing that I should be able to get back to you by Friday.
At first look I thought that it may have been a species of Watercress, Pennywort or even Moneywort.
The white flowers are confusing me. There are other plants with similar shaped leaves but with purple or yellow flowers.
Also knowing the plants providence would help. Was the plant sourced from a very shallow water channel, an aquarium retailer or Asian supermarket.
Thanks everyone for your help.
Alas I have no information on the plant's origins and yes the white flowers are throwing me also after all my research which is why I posted it to the forum for some help from the gurus!!.
I believe we'll have to refer this one to the plant expert, Kato for a positive ID.
After purchasing a book specifically for identifying Australian aquatic plants I have identified it as 'Common Starwort'.