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    I grow out of LFS and I'm not sphagnum. What am I?

    This stuff always grows in my (previously-dry) LFS. Anyone know what it is?

    This is the most detailed macro I could get, and every piece looks almost exactly like the one shown; most are only "one-hair" though, instead of two like this one.

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    Grass.
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    It looks like grass to me too! I get all kinds of stuff sprouting out of the dry LFS. I've had clover, pine tree type plant and a ton of grass sprout out of it.
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    It's a grass of some sort, I suggest you pluck it out before it gets established as it'll take over. I let some grow in my N. rajah's pot and the stuff got several feet high. you can cut off all the leaves and it comes right back from the roots.

    I don't have pics of liverworts or ferns germinating in LFS anymore but generally they're green blobs with white hairs when they're just getting started. I either let those grow where they are or move them to their own pots but the grass can go.

    I even had hundreds of tiny white mushrooms growing out of one 10" Nep pot. Which species had those I don't remember anymore, it may have been from the LFS, mulch or from the constant fresh air being blown into the tank from outside my window which comes through a forest and meadow before it reaches my complex.

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    I'm always picking that out of my LFS. Don't let any grow out because it has a HUGE root system.
    Buy some tweezers if you don't have any, it's hard to get at sometimes when I have small seedlings and that stuff is growing in between
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    Figures. Plucked.

    Surgical tweezers 1.
    Grass 0.

    Thanks for the ID. These are my first LFS pots.

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    I think it is referred to as sedge grass.

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