General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 100 cm
Plant Spread: 25 cm
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Water gardens
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Other info: stratisfy at least 2 months
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Water Plantain
  • Great Water Plantain

  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 16, 2020 5:38 PM concerning plant:
    The submerged fleshy portion of several species of Alisma was dried and eaten by Indians (not known which kind). A second species, (A. gramineum), with grass-like leaves and smaller pink petals, occurs across southern Canada and the northern United States.

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