Plant Database forum: Photos of Plantago alismatifolia

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Justin
Mar 27, 2014 8:44 PM CST
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They are not flower of a Plantago plant.

For Plantago alismatifolia, see plants in herbarium, here:

http://sernecportal.org/portal/taxa/index.php?taxon=28116

http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/vrrc/?page=view&id=42141&PHPSESSI......

An individual flower in the family Plantaginaceae shown as having four petals. In fact corolla is:
"sympetalous with four lobes" - page 254, Flowering Plant Family by Wendy B.Zomlefer.
(Sympetalous - having united petals, partially or wholly, forming a tube or funnel.)

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I think it is a plant in Alismataceae family. They have a generic common name "water-plantain" but are not plantain (Plantaginaceae). Unfortunately common name can easily cause confusion.

Maybe the plant from photo above is in genus Alisma

Like Alisma plantago-aquatica

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alisma_plantago-aquatica

or Alisma triviale

http://www.em.ca/garden/native/nat_Alisma%20triviale.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10434236@N05/10361201185

But I'm not sure about this ID.

Justin
[Last edited by Justin - Mar 27, 2014 8:58 PM (+)]
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Mar 27, 2014 9:45 PM CST

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@bonitin can look into this. She may have misidentified the bloom.
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bonitin
Mar 28, 2014 12:28 AM CST
Thanks a lot Justin for pointing out my mistake, Thumbs up you're right, I looked it up and my plant is Alisma plantago-aquatica. I'll ask to change it.
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Justin
Mar 31, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Still, one photo, need to be moved Smiling

Justin
Name: Myriam
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Mar 31, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Done! Smiling

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