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With the sudden surge of questions on aquatic plants and how to's here is a website I found that has alot of pics and identifications of what type of plant it is.  Its quite interesting.

http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/database/index.htm

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Water primrose infests many of my ponds. It is pretty, holds and attracts bass and generally forms very distinctive edges allowing you to fish relatively deep water right next to heavy cover. Thanks for the post GMAN, I never have known what it was called. Now I do!

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what I always called hydrilla now I'm not sure I will have to get a sample and compare.  There are about 3 different types that look alot alike.  

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Interesting that you posted that. Yes, that's a good site. This year I got serious about identifying vegetation. I spent many hours on various sites, assembling pictures and text to create my own little "field guide." And I can now identify a number of plants. My remaining problem is not having a list of the plants that are present in western New York. When there's a plant I don't know and that's not in my homemade guide, then I have a problem narrowing it down. But I've come a long ways from when all I could identify was lily pads, arrowhead, duckweed and cattails.

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All I can say is WOW!  I had no clue as to how many different aquatic plants existed.  I only knew of maybe 5 that are common in my area.  Thanks for the site GMAN, I added the page to my favorites list to reference later on.  Thank you. ;)

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yeah very good link but i am still not sure about a pond weed im curious about.  it looks kinda like hydrilla or egeria, or coontail.  its in a lot of ponds in virginia and looks similar to each of these.

matt

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yeah very good link but i am still not sure about a pond weed im curious about. it looks kinda like hydrilla or egeria, or coontail. its in a lot of ponds in virginia and looks similar to each of these.

matt

Same here, but I am going to find out once I go fishing again.  I will bring some home and check.

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Thank you much Gman now I know the mystery weed in Mauch Chunk Lake is coontail!!!!

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I also have used this site, which has good photos and a pretty good key up top. Although it's a Mississippi guide, it's widely applicable:

http://msucares.com/wildfish/fisheries/farmpond/weeds/thumbs.html

For a more northern view, this one is pretty good, though more difficult to use:

http://www.mciap.org/herbarium/index.php

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I also have used this site, which has good photos and a pretty good key up top. Although it's a Mississippi guide, it's widely applicable:

http://msucares.com/wildfish/fisheries/farmpond/weeds/thumbs.html

For a more northern view, this one is pretty good, though more difficult to use:

http://www.mciap.org/herbarium/index.php

I'm getting a little off topic here but wanted to say that Mississippi State University is a leader in research in aquatic farming and vegetation control , which is great and being from the state i'm proud of what the school has done for agriculture . But fact remains that millions of our tax dollars every year are spent on research that is being given to countries like Thailand and Malaysia that are using it to export cheap farm raised shrimp and fish into our country ..Our Gulf Coast shrimpers are going bankrupt at an alarming rate ...I just dont see how this is the right thing to do with the research .

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GREAT SITE GMAN. THANKS FOR POSTING. I'VE BEEN WONDERING WHAT I'VE BEEN PULLING UP FROM LAKE ST. CLAIR.

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