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Had a drosera sent to me that was DOA was hoping it would come back to life but the only thing that's been thriving is this little mysterious weedy thing...its not bothering me, i actually kind of like it it's a cute little weedy thing with tiny cute flowers
I just was wondering if anyone has any idea or knowledge as to what it could be, or had any info on it at all. I never seen it in any pots with any plants i have had before but I'm sure it's a little common weed of some sort but id figure id see if Antoine has seen it b4 and knew what it was..if not no biggy thought id take a chance asking here.

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It was a pygmy dew, i removed the label long ago cause it was gone months ago. The post office had a bad habit of not leaving pick up slips but saying the pkg was delivered on their end and then had NO idea where the package was for weeks when id goo their attempting to pick then up (still missing pkgs to this day from then), come to find out they did indeed have the pkg in their facility and it was not where it was supposed to be..grrr. The post man who delivered art my old place was the worst he actually got fired for all the pkgs he lost and didn't deliver or leave notices for from alot of people in my area. My new mail guy is good but some time plants just don't ship that well no matter whose delivering it...ahrg.
 
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What ever it is, get rid of it quickly as it spreads faster and wider than Drosera capensis or Utricularia bisquata. It may all ready be too late as it is going to seed. It will cover you pots and forms mat on top with somewhat extensive roots - choking out smaller plants like Drosera.

Whenever I water my plants I routinely weed these out as much as possible and have gotten to recognize what the seedlings look like.

My post office is very bad too. I cringe whenever I find one of those missed delivery slips as it is a 50/50 chance that they won't be able to find the package if I go to pick it up.
 

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That's why I always order my plants to be shipped during their dormant period. Safer that way. Unless of course the package gets wet.
 
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Oh well i don't mind it its not in an area that's gonna spread
Atleast not in anything that's living all those containers were the dead pygmy droseras i bought that didn't make it ....ahrg.. I've been holding out hoping theyd grow back or whatever but that weedy thingy is the only thing that's living out of all 4 containers except for D. Capensis but theirs enough of those lol!

Yea it sucks the usps has been really bad lately sometimes i just wanna scream at them but its pointless cause I'm sure they get that all the time...

I like the look of the weedy thing im just gonna keep it around see what happens can't be any worse then U. Bisquama or D. Capensis and everyone has those or have had them at one point lol. Thanks for the I.D and the suggestions :)
 

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Ok this stuff is

Sagina subulata - common names are Heath pearlwort or Irish moss - which is a flowering plant and not a moss and is related to carnations, firepink and campions

not to be confused with

Chondrus crispus - commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss which is actually a red algae and not moss

Just goes to show how common names can be confusing.
 

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Its funny how you hear about something you've never heard of, then it pops up multiple times in a short period of time.

For instance, the other day I was reading some mead recipes and a few of them called for irish moss. Then it pops up here too lol.
 

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Chondrus crispus is an algae/seaweed and is edible for humans.

I don't know if Sagina subulata is. It might make a good dental floss though.
 
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Is that a relative of Kate Moss? Or is this like the Spice Girls only with moss?
:p

I once had a potful of Kate Moss, and it was uncontrollable. I gave it away..... the Bush form is MUCH more manageable, and so much more elegant. LOL
 
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Lol well its not botgering me so ill see what happens with it. Its got cute little flowers sooo i guess im a sucker for cute looking weedy things.. Cant be as bad as all the clovers ive found in pots before!
 
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Well its in an enclosed glass terrarium greenhouse box it should be fine away from the pots that have living plants its the darn clovers i find time to time embedded in sphag that drives me crazy
 
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