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#548313 05/22/22 07:15 PM
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I'm in NW Arkansas and just dug a pond in August. It's spring fed and clear. This stuff has popped up in all areas where the depth is less than 6 ft. Does anyone know what it is and how to treat it? Is it a grass or macro algae? Is there even a difference? Help?

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Take a single strand or two, put it in about 1" clean water in a glass baking dish with a piece of copy paper under it. Take a close clear picture of the plant you want identified.


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Thanks for responding! Here ya go:

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More guys in the know will probably respond but it kind of looks like a water primrose of some sort.

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Primrose doesn’t have that kind of underwater greenery does it, go back and look at the original pix, unless several kinds of plants together

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Did esshup have a look yet?

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I've never seen that before. Could it be watercress? I asked Bob Lusk to look at it and that was his thought.


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My aquatic plant ID app says it's Waterthyme (Hydrilla verticillata)

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Looking at all the photos, it's not watercress and it isn't hydrilla.

What's confusing is that it's immature. I've not seen that plant (that I know of), but my gut response it that it's a species of pondweed. If it's variable-leaf pondweed, it's not through maturing, yet. It's got all the earmarks of one of the pondweed species, but the leaves are throwing me off.


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Originally Posted by Bob Lusk
Looking at all the photos, it's not watercress and it isn't hydrilla.

What's confusing is that it's immature. I've not seen that plant (that I know of), but my gut response it that it's a species of pondweed. If it's variable-leaf pondweed, it's not through maturing, yet. It's got all the earmarks of one of the pondweed species, but the leaves are throwing me off.

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In all of his pics I ran through the ID guide, I had 1 come up that said Vernal water-starwort (Callitriche palustris)????

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Looks like Potamogeton diversifolius to me....


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