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European water-plantain

Alisma plantago-aquatica


European water-plantain is a perennial flowering aquatic plant, producing a rosette of basal leaves and branched stem bearing the inflorescence. It sports small (approx 1cm across) three-petaled white flowers. This water-plantain, also known as common water-plantain or mad-dog weed, is a member of Alismataceae family.


This is a widely spread water plant across most of Europe and Asia. Here observed in shallow waters close to coasts of river Krka, close to Roški slap (Roški waterfall).


Reportedly, water-plantin has found its use in traditional medicine - it is said that the dry-root powder can be used in treating rabies. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine (can't say how).

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic


Spotted on Jul 6, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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