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Alisma triviale Pursh
Northern water plantain
Synonym(s): Alisma brevipes, Alisma plantago-aquatica ssp. brevipes, Alisma plantago-aquatica var. americanum, Alisma plantago-aquatica var. brevipes
USDA Symbol: ALTR7
Members of the Water-Plantain Family grow in water, in swamps, on muddy banks, or occasionally in wet sand. Each plant has long-petioled leaves in a clump with a flowering stem rising among them. The flowers have 3 green sepals, 3 white or pink-tinged petals, 6 or more stamens, and several pistils. Stamens and pistils may be in separate flowers.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
, WY Canada: NB
, QC Native Habitat:
Fresh Water Aquatic
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Wet
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff