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Old 05-29-2005, 06:50 PM
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OK I wasnít sure how to do a search to find out what this is because there was no tags on it.... Iím really really not good with plants so I was just wondering if you guys can tell me what kind this is, I want to think itís a kind of moss but LOL Iím not even sure about that .. ops:
Anyway here is a picture (I hope it works)
http://www.freewebs.com/our_fish/moss.jpg
(for some reason I think you will have to copy and paste this picture into your address bar... sorry, not sure why it wont show up here...)

Thanks for any help you can give me!
Michelle
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:04 PM
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Hi!
That is definitely Selaginella sp. If it has a blue tint to the tops of the "leaves", then it is likely Selaginella uncinata, also called rainbow moss. It is a primitive plant between true moss and ferns, I believe. It grows well in moist conditions--well enough to choke out just about anything else if oyu don't stay on top of it.
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Old 05-30-2005, 12:39 AM
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Thanks I will have to look it up and see if it will be ok with all our plants; I wonder would it be OK for a ground cover?? or will it get to tall and bush like.... anyway thanks for letting me know what it is :wink:
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:08 AM
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I think it should be OK as groundcover. I would imagine it would spread as opposed to climbing with more light. Mine is in a 10 gal with 1 15W normal fluorescent, so not much light. It does get several inches off the substrate, but I think it might stay lower with more light. Either way, it spreads horiozntally pretty quickly, so just stay onm top of it and you'll be fine.
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