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Alisma plantago-aquatica

Water Plantain

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Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain)

A flowering plant native to most of the Northern Hemisphere including Europe, northern Asia and North America. Plants grow in shallow water and consist of a fibrous root, several basal leaves and a triangular stem. Branched clusters of numerous small lavender flowers.

Additional Information:
The genus name "alisma" is said to be a word of Celtic origin meaning "water", a reference to the habitat in which it grows. Early botanists named it after the plantain because of the similarity of their leaves.


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
30-48 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Lavender

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta), Soft Rush (Juncus effusus), Wild Canna (Thalia dealbata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

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