Botanical Name: Alisma Plantago-aquatica

Common Name: Water Plantain

Type: Herb – 0.5 – 1-5m


  • Erect perennial, dying back to rootstock
  • Large erect leaves with prominent veins
  • Suitable for bog gardens and shallow ponds
  • Tiny pale pink flowers held on long stalks November to March
  • Animals eat the leaves and fruit


  • Full sun to semi-shade
  • Wet soil to shallow water and mud
Alisma platago-aquatic
Alisma platago-aquatic