7 responses to “Callitriche stagnalis”

  1. Knox M. Henry

    Your comment “the curator of the Native Garden vanished more than a decade ago” arouses my interest. It sounds like there ia another story here. Care to enlighten me?

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    I wasn’t around at the time, so I can’t speak firsthand.
    My understanding is that he simply didn’t come to work one day and no one has heard from him since. There is speculation as to what occurred, but I don’t think it is my place to say. I suspect the truth of the matter will never be known.

  3. bev

    Daniel;
    This is another candidate for Photo of the Year, in my opinion; the watery shadows of the overlying trees (?) add depth and mystery to the photo. When you add cards/prints to the Store, please be sure to include this one and the Juncus photo!

  4. Jenn

    Wow. Vanished like that.
    Not gone missing on some plant expedition…
    Drama at the gardens!
    Where’s Miss Marple when you need her?

  5. Jenn

    That really is a lovely plant form.
    I wonder if it would do well in a planted aquarium…?

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Will do, bev – and thanks.
    Jenn, it looks like this species is grown as a freshwater aquarium plant.

  7. Daniel Mosquin

    Aha – I’ve been corrected by a former garden staff member. Apparently, the curator had retired from the garden first, but then vanished without a trace.

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