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American Water Plantain, Alisma subcordatum (parviflora)
American Water Plantain, Alisma subcordatum (parviflora)
American Water Plantain, Alisma subcordatum (parviflora)

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American Water Plantain, Alisma subcordatum (parviflora)


Alisma parviflora (American water plantain) is a very unusual looking marginal plant with dark green spoon-shaped leaves and an airy flower head with multiple small pinkish-white flowers. It is quite late to start into growth, usually towards the end of April. It does have rather a short season and can be susceptible to rust and black spot as the flowers fade.

A tall, spindly, many-branched aquatic with small white (rarely pink) flowers in whorls. In this typical emergent aquatic, the lower part is often submerged, while the upper part is exposed. Leaves formed underwater are ribbon-like and soon rot; they are seldom seen on adult plants. The bulb-like base of several species of Alisma was dried and eaten by Native Americans.

Hardy This perennial pond plant is native to eastern and central United States and as far as Texas, this marginal pond plant is hardy in zones 3 through 9
  • Flower: Small White Flowers
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Summer
  • Hardiness Zone 3 - 9
  • Height 16 - 24 inches tall
  • Spread 12-24 inches
  • Prefers Full sun to part shade
  • Moist soil or wet with up to three inches of water above the pot