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Hilde
01-13-2011, 09:50 AM
I got this 4 leaf clover plant at the auction in Jan. and forgot its scientific name. It is suppose to grow like pennywort but will creep on the ground. Anybody know it?

harpua2002
01-13-2011, 09:54 AM
Is it marsilea minuta?
http://www.plantgeek.net/plant-287.htm

kwseiders
01-13-2011, 11:30 AM
If it is the Lawn Marsh Pennywort, then it is Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides. I know Holy Samosa has introduced some of that into the club, and I like it for the very reason you state. It grows closer to the ground, and intertwines itself through the plants. And it is a nice bright green. I find that it fills the empty spaces real well. It is the light green round leaves in these photos.

http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af202/kwseiders/Ken/Hsibthorpioides.jpg

http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af202/kwseiders/Ken/Hsibthorpioides1.jpg

Hilde
01-13-2011, 05:58 PM
Here is picture of it.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5353310238_222629434c.jpg

kwseiders
01-13-2011, 07:19 PM
Yes, that's the stuff, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

Rahnk
01-13-2011, 08:04 PM
Ken strikes again. Thanks for your help at the meeting IDing my Limnophila aromatica. He knows what our plants are because most of them came from his tanks.

Hilde
01-25-2011, 12:43 AM
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides here (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=142) doesn't look like what I have

I think it is Marsilea (http://www.plantgeek.net/plant-254.htm) quadrafolia

Holy Samosa
02-07-2011, 11:21 PM
That looks like Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides to me. I put some in the January auction, however if you got it from me it should have been labeled. Lawnmarsh pennywort can take a more lobed appearance that what you see in the APC photo...

Hilde
03-27-2011, 01:55 AM
Here is another picture
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5184/5563428246_9c121e801b.jpg
You see the leaves look like 4 leaf clover.

Hilde
03-27-2011, 01:59 AM
I found this image of Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides which looks like what I have. http://acvaristica.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/hydrocotyle-sibthorpioides.jpg

thanks!!

wacky
05-17-2012, 11:23 AM
http://api.ning.com:80/files/8mdqQ6VuZ6i1AzcfFvDhoBVmUTIW96KXyXEK1D4oUNCKoaI-amJgdTvqLVbSktx7kEx1ch4PaFC9kkDJiQGypGEsqF7OOoRH/MarsileaQuadrifolia.JPG?width=750
Could it be (Marsilea quadrifolia Four Leaf Clover, Water Shamrock) there is a few options that look very similar ......

wacky
05-17-2012, 11:26 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/Maesilea_quadrifolia_denjisou01.jpg/800px-Maesilea_quadrifolia_denjisou01.jpg
Sorry wrong picture ..... this is a better picture of Marsilea quadrifolia Four Leaf Clover, Water Shamrock ...... thanks!!!