Alismataceae2017-08-17T06:13:39+00:00

   Alismataceae: Water-plantain Family

Water-plantain – Alisma triviale

Blooms:

Spring–fall

Plant Height:

6–12 dm

Flower Size:

Very small

Origin:

Native

Habitat:

Pond margins

Notes:

Despite its name, this is totally unrelated to Plantains and belongs to the same group (the Monocots) as lilies, irises, orchids, reeds, rushes and grasses and exhibits one feature common to many of them; i.e. its tiny flower comprises 3 (or a multiple of 3) parts. Its large leaves are reminiscent of Plantain leaves but the flowers and upright but straggly growth habit could hardly be more different.