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Thread: New to Utrics, went on a shopping spree

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    I remember back when I got my first utric (from a well known dealer) it was heavily contaminated with what I think is called "pearlwort" (Sagina procumbens). If ever there was a plant that looked more like a utric to the untrained eye, this was it.

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    Well, by "grassy" I mean it's long and thin like grass blades but it doesn't stand up or anything, it lays across the ground. at least at the moment, perhaps it will stand up after a few days of being repotted?
    Almost all of the above Utrics I was sent have varying lengths of "long and thin" stolons (some hair thin others thicker) laying across the ground except for the tricolor.

    It sure sucks when you can't even trust a mailorder place to sell the right things! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    3inch grassy stolons pretty much has to be U. praelonga. Cornuta has much shorter stolons that are still pretty "grassy". Of the others, if they are correctly IDed should have flat stolons, at least .5mm across with rounded tips.

    If any have pointed tips and are consistently leass than .5mm across and less 1cm long, you have most likely have U. subulata.

    I think that utrics are a low demand, low profit plant for most CP nurseries.

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    They pretty much all are hair/"laying down grass" looking (and tapering to a fine point) with the "sandersonii" having the widest/bluntest stolons of all. The only one somewhat blunted is "U. livida". Awful dissapointing but I guess I got what I paid for, no wonder their prices were cheap!

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