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Narrow leaved water plantain

Alisma lanceolatum


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.

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DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you! 8 years ago

Good shot!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Pretty flower!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Laura! This flower is indeed very small: the petals are only a few mm.

LauraMaria 8 years ago

They're so pretty! Such lovely, delicate little flowers :) Great spot, Daniele, and beautiful photos as always!

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Blonay, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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