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Water plantains (genus Alisma) are aquatic plants with leaves either floating or submerged, found in a variety of still water habitats around the wold. Their flowers are hermaphrodite and have six stamens.
Forest swap, alt. 1400 m ASL. Native to Eurasia and North Africa. A weed in many parts of the world, including California and New South Wales.
The plant leaves were underwater or hidden by other vegetation. This plant produces lance-shaped leaves 12 to 20 centimeters long and 4 wide on long petioles. The inflorescence is mostly erect and up to half a meter tall.