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Alisma gramineum

Alisma gramineum Lej.

Narrowleaf Water Plantain, Grass Leaf Water Plantain, Grasslike Waterplantain, Geyer Waterplantain, Lanceleaf Water Plantain

Alismataceae (Water-plantain Family)

Synonym(s): Alisma geyeri, Alisma gramineum var. angustissimum, Alisma gramineum var. geyeri, Alisma gramineum var. graminifolium, Alisma gramineum var. wahlenbergii, Alisma lanceolatum

USDA Symbol: ALGR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Petals faint purplish white.

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OR , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Shallow fresh or brackish water or muddy shores.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
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.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Alisma gramineum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alisma gramineum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alisma gramineum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-05-04
Research By: CBR

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