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Alisma triviale
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Alisma triviale

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About Water Plantain (Alisma triviale) Alisma triviale (Northern water plantain, Northern water-plantain) is a perennial semi-aquatic or aquatic plant in the Water-plantain family (Alismataceae). It grows in shallow water or mud. Northern water plantain is native to Canada, the United States, and Northern Mexico.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1 ft (0.3 m)

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Wet places, creeksides, shallow waters

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
2' - 7693'

Annual Precip. ?
3.3" - 74.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.17" - 2.01"

Coldest Month ?
27.5° F - 56.1° F

Hottest Month ?
56.8° F - 83.4° F

Humidity ?
0.04 vpd - 35.15 vpd

Landscaping Information
Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Bogs and Ponds, Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Alisma plantago-aquatica

Common Names
Northern Water Plantain

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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