Alisma plantago-aquatica

Family Alismataceae

Water Plantain

Erect emergent aquatic perennial to 1.5 m high.

Flowers: Small white in large inflorescence, Summer.

Fruit: Nut 2 mm long.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grows in mud in shallow freshwater, persisting in drying mud.
  • Located in one dam north of Banksia Garden, at the Australian Botanic Garden

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Alisma plantago aquatica plant

Alisma plantago-aquatica flower 

Alisma plantago aquatica fruit