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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Alisma plantago-aquatica
3 synonyms:   Alisma major , Alisma plantago-aquatica subsp. latifolium , Damasonium plantago-aquaticum
Common Name:common water-plantain , european water-plantain , mad-dog weed , water plantain
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
1 m x 50 cm
Foliage:Erect, oval to oblong fan-shaped leaves, to 30cm long.
Flowers:Clusters of pale pink 3 petalled flowers on long multi-branched stems to 1m high. Flowers from December to January. Each flower lasts one day.
An emergent aquatic, perennial herb, grows in shallow water to 25cm. Useful for boggy ground or shallow water. An attractive easily grown water plant for ponds and bog gardens. Tolerates poorly drained sites. May become dormant during very hot and dry weather. Frog Habitat.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. Flora of Australia
  6. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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