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Water Plantain
Scientific Name: Alisma plantago-aquatica L.
Family: Alismataceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Growth Habits: Deciduous, up to 30 inches tall (75 cm), up to 18 inches in spread (45 cm); lance-shaped, ovate leaves, 1.6 inches to 6 inches long (4 cm-15 cm), 1.2 inches to 4 inches wide (3 cm-10 cm)

Watering Needs: Grows in boggy soils or as an aquatic plant at 6 to 10 inches in depth (15-25 cm), as a pond plant, it is better in medium and large ponds.

Propagation: Divisions or seeds, self-sows

The plant is medicinal, a sedative drug can be extracted from the roots.

Blooming Habits:
Cutting the flowers before they set seeds is a good idea to decrease the spread of seedlings.

Fruiting Habits:

Division in spring or seeds

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