Marsilea Hirsuta (Four Leaf Clover!)
Marsilea hirsuta. Do you want a UNIQUE and hardy Foreground plant? This plant has you covered. While I have only been keeping it for a month. I like the way it sends off runners- ONCE ESTABLISHED. It has a thicker stem than a baby tears and has a more pronounced darker color to it.
The German Supplier says, "Marsilea hirsuta belongs to the water clover family and is native to Australia. Due to its small size it is also known as four leaf clover. In Marsh conditions, the plant forms small clover shaped leaflets when out of the water, underwater ovate leaflets usually for which are strongly reminiscent of the Glossostigma plant.
The dwarf four leaf clover, however is much easier to cultivate and very low maintenance. It does take a certain amount of time for the young plant to acclimatize to the aquarium, but it gradually forms an attractive carpet. Ideally the emersed shoots should be completely cut off before planting: new submerged shoot will gradually form."
I only have SIX of them in stock. so if you want one or a nice carpet to start with- GRAB THEM.
I highly recommend this plant for anyone with good substrate in a shorter aquarium (or very well lit taller tank) The low growth gives you a nice foreground in time.